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Spec Ronald Dean Allen, Jr

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Spec Ronald Dean Allen, Jr

Army Spc. Allen was assigned to the 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. Allen was riding in a convoy between Tikrit and a military base in Balad when his vehicle got a flat tire. He was changing the tire when a traffic collision occurred nearby. An Iraqi driver's car spun out of control and struck Allen. He was taken to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, where he died several hours later. Ronald was the kind of guy who'd stop during a rainstorm to help someone change a flat. He did that once and was robbed and had a rib broken by someone posing as a stranded motorist. He also was a young man with exuberant tastes, deep friendships and he played his music too loud. Whether it cost him financially or physically, he was always willing to help. He was so eager to join the military; he enlisted during his junior year of high school, and hoped to eventually become a state trooper. Ronald was a quiet soldier but he was a hard worker. He has been awarded a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service Medal for his time in Iraq.

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Spc US Army, Iraq, Bronze Star Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 7 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12623075
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Ronald Dean Allen, Jr (16 Dec 1980–25 Aug 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12623075, citing Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .