Allen, Jon Anthony


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 21-Nov-1946

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-Jan-1969

Start of tour: 18-Jul-1969

Incident date: 26-Nov-1969

Date of casualty: 26-Nov-1969

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Burns/Smoke Inhalation. Burns.
Jon Anthony Allen was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP). Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Jon Anthony Allen
SP4 Johnny Carl Jones
SSG Arthur John Rambo
SP4 Barry Frank Scott

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 545 846

Place of interment: Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16W 123 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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