Allan Guinn

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
31 January 1948 - 26 January 1967
Bokoshe, Oklahoma
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Allen Guinn

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Allan Guinn

14 Sep 2004

I'm writing this so Allan will not be forgotten. I live about 4 blocks from where Allan is laid to rest. One day I was walking around in New Hope Cemetery when I found a grave grown up. I cleaned the grave. I found it was too much to let a fellow Vietnam veteran's grave go uncleaned and not looked after. If anyone knew Allan Guinn from the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, rest assured his grave will be maintained as long as I'm alive! When we entered Vietnam, we became suddenly aware that we were entering into the heart of darkness and the edge of civilization: But we entered.. our Country was beckoning. Illusion and reality blended into the landscape, and time as we knew it stopped! We now became brothers in arms - as William Shakespeare said, "For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother... "

Billy Huddleston
MSG, US Army (Ret)

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, lost 17 men on 26 Jan 1967 during heavy fighting in Quang Nam Province:
  • F Company:
    • LCpl James E. Myers, Bloomfield, NJ
    • Pfc James P. Bauer, St Louis, MO
    • Pfc Kirby W. Bradford, Limestone, TN
    • HN Dell C. Geise, Burlington, WI (Silver Star)
    • Pfc Allan Guinn, Bokoshe, OK
    • Pfc William F. Kranz, Solvay, NY

  • H Company:
    • 2ndLt Earl F. Smith, Albany, OR
    • Pfc Dennis W. Baxter, Summit, NJ
    • Pfc Gary T. Fraley, Fremont, IN
    • Pfc Mark E. Robinson, Manhattan Beach, CA
    • Pfc Richard N. Stansell, Los Angeles, CA

  • H&S Company:
    • Sgt Thomas J. Carey, Muncie, IN
    • Cpl Douglas L. Tracy, Hagerstown, MD
    • LCpl David Jamison, Las Vegas, NV
    • LCpl Nelson K. Rivers, Ferrisburgh, VT
    • LCpl Joseph R. Wallen, Dorchester, MA
    • HN Edwin L. Youngman, Fraser, CO

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who remembers,
Billy Huddleston
MSG, US Army (Ret)
19539 Chloe Layne Rd, Spiro, Oklahoma 74959 
14 Sep 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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