John Baxter AllenCorporal
A CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
23 February 1947 - 26 November 1967
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The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
I just picked this name from the list of many heroes. I was in high school during the war and have never gotten over it. I am a female with a boy's name ... Ryan Allen. I bow to you for having served our country during a war that should not have been. Many lives were changed by it. Mine is still changing every time I meet a Vietnam Vet. I thank you as I thank the ones I still meet today. I hug them and give them a kiss on the cheek. I hug and kiss you on the cheek with my heart.
Ryan McNamara Allen
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 1/1 Marines Command Chronology for November 1967 contains the following entry:
"26 NOV - Company A, while on patrol to the northeast of Con Thien, engaged a reinforced NVA platoon. Company A received 20-30 rounds of 60mm mortar and 40-50 rounds of 82mm mortar along with automatic weapons and small arms fire. Company D was sent to cover the extraction of Company A. Friendly casualties were 7 KIA, 15 WIA (MEDEVAC), and 13 WIANE. NVA casualties were 6 KIA (C) and 19 KIA (P)."The seven men killed in the action were
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a native Philadelphian and Marine,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Aug 2002
Last updated 07/16/2006