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Sgt Earnest Allen, Jr

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Sgt Earnest Allen, Jr

  • Birth 17 Jul 1943 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 1969 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Block 2A, Lot 87 S, Space 1
  • Memorial ID 70068716

Earnest, the son of Earnest Allen Sr. and Lizzie Allen of Houston TX, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on February 3, 1966 in Houston TX. He arrived in Vietnam on April 8, 1969 and was assigned to Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

After the heavy contact with the NVA on August 25, and the loss of twelve men the Battalion CP (Command Post) set up in a night defensive position was heavily mortared and the sustained many casualties. At first light Company E and F launched their frontal attack and immediately came under intense enemy mortar and RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) fire. With all practical forward movement halted by the extreme heavy fire and casualties mounting the Battalion was ordered to hold its positions, to consolidate, retrieve all their casualties and then to assist the 3d Battalion which was on its way to relieve the battered men of the 2d Battalion. Sgt Allen was one of the casualties, he was killed in action as a result of hostile mortar or rocket fire.

Casualties:

Earnest Allen Jr.
Alfred Darnell Ruth
James Robert Shipman


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 19 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70068716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Earnest Allen, Jr (17 Jul 1943–26 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70068716, citing Golden Gate Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .