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 Allen David Fields

Allen David Fields

Birth
Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Jan 1998 (aged 79)
Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Burial Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 87977023 · View Source
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Allen D. Fields

Biography: Allen D. Fields was born on August 15, 1918 in Saltville, VA. He was the son of Dave and Rebecca Cahill Fields and attended both elementary and high school in Saltville, graduating in 1935. Allen worked as a farmer prior to entering the service.


Service Time: Allen joined the Army on May 2, 1941 and was assigned to C Company of the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He served with them throughout their time in Europe, landing in England on January 8, 1943, becoming a section leader. He received credit for their five campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe and for his Heroic conduct on February 3, 1945, he received a Bronze Star. On April 30, 1945, Allen was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He also received the EAME Service Medal, the American Defence Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He left the service on September 20, 1945 at the rank of Sergeant.

Allen returned to his home town and married the former Charlotte Smith Fields on November 17, 1950. She was the daughter of Hobart and Pearl S. Smith also of Saltville. Together the couple would have a son Tony, born in 1951 and two daughters Betty, born in 1954 and Lori, born in 1964. Allen worked as an Industrial Painter for the Olin Corporation until he took early retirement and became the groundskeeper for the Saltville Medical Center.

In his spare time, Allen enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and watching sports on TV. He was also a member of the American Legion. Allen passed way on January 29, 1998 and was buried in the Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville, Virginia


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  • Created by: JFJN
  • Added: 2 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87977023
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allen David Fields (15 Aug 1918–29 Jan 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87977023, citing Elizabeth Cemetery, Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by JFJN (contributor 46976255) .