ROBERT S ALLEN

ROBERT S ALLEN - CPL

  • HOMETOWN:
  • north bergen
  • COUNTY:
  • Hudson
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • August 14, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • May 05, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • CPL
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Robert Samuel Allen was born on August 14, 1947. His home of record is North Bergen, NJ. He had one sister, Linda and two brothers, George and David (both Army veterans).

He graduated from high school in 1966 and played right field for the baseball team. He was known as quite a good athlete. Allen entered the US Army and attained the rank of Corporal (CPL). He served with the 1st Battalion (Mechanized) 50th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. There is a Little League Field on 76th Street, West of JFK Boulevard in North Bergen named in his honor.

His remains were accompanied by his brother, Lt. George Allen from Dover Air Force Base back to New Jersey.

Sources: Charles Severino (friend), Jim Sheppard (historian) and NJVVMF.

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