Allen, Anthony, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0311, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
Service Years
1966 - 1967

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Jul 11, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 048

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial1st Recon Bn Association
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2015, 1st Recon Bn Association

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 Unit Assignments
1st Recon Bn1st Force Recon Co, I MEF1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1967-1967, 0311, 1st Recon Bn
  1967-1967, 0311, 1st Force Recon Co, I MEF
  1967-1967, 0311, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LIGHTNING STRIKE, HILL 452, 10 KM S-SW OF AN HOA AFLD

From 1st Recon Bn. Command Chronicle Patrol Report dated 12 July 1967:

"Insert and extract were made vic. AT837378. At approx. 111815H July 67, the OP was struck by lightning which detonated about 10 M18A1 Claymore AP mines and at least 10 M-26 grenades. 2 USMC were KIA and 6 WIA, 2 of which were serious and were Medevaced 111900H. One body was thrown off the cliff and had to be recovered by hoist the following morning. The patrol was relieved in place and returned to this CP at 112000H."

Team "Bagshaw"

Beason   (WIA serious)
Williams
Stowe    (KIA)
Walls      (WIA minor)
Taylor     (WIA serious)
Williamham
Laedtke  (WIA minor)
Gainey
Phillips
Wallace  (WIA minor)
Allen      (KIA)
Gilpin     (WIA minor)


The following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.

The 20-year-old Marine corporal had volunteered to stay an extra week in Viet Nam when he was killed in Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, on July ll,1967, after a lighting bolt ignited grenades and anti-personal mines stored in his bunker. The Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School graduate had been on more than 30 long-range patrols as a rifleman and reconnaissance scout with the 1st Forward (sic) Reconnaisance Company of the 1st Marine Division. He was survived by his mother, to whom he wrote "The only person Marines look up to is God."

 
   
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