Allan James Korom

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
03 September 1946 - 22 May 1966
Minot, North Dakota
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Allan James Korom

06 Oct 2006

Allan was my one of my best friends growing up in Minot. We used to do a lot of things together, which included wearing Scandinavian sweaters alike, and our Mothers couldn't tell us apart. I really miss him.

He always wanted to be a Marine, and I think he prepared himself since the 7th grade, when he was getting over scarlet fever and preparing to get his strength back. He got his strength back and I feel that he was a very good Marine.

I mailed him 45 rpm records as his outfit had a record player, and my Father owned a company that specialized in juke boxes, pinball machines and other items, and I would take the latest records and mail them to him. I would then read the letters he wrote home to his parents and find out how much he enjoyed the records.

I had just graduated from USAF boot camp and was on my last few days at home when I found out that we had lost him. Unfortunately, I was unable to be there for his funeral, but I was an honorary pallbearer, which meant a lot to me and still does.

From a friend,
Richard A. Mellem

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 22 May 1966 in the Danang area three Marines were killed in vehicle accident(s):
  • HQ Btry, 12th Marines:
    • LCpl John E. Kochensparger, Sandusky, OH
    • LCpl Allan J. Korom, Minot, ND

  • Maint Co, 3rd Svc Bn, FLSG Alpha:
    • Cpl Joseph W. Durkin, Stratford, CT
The Virtual Wall cannot determine if all three died in the same incident.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Richard A. Mellem

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 Oct 2006
Last updated 10/17/2006