VIETNAM - ALLISON, SAM STEPHEN

Allison, Sam Stephen

VIETNAM - ALLISON, SAM STEPHEN
ALLISON, SAM STEPHEN

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 91B – Medical Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Medical Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Medic Attached to E Troop, 2/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 2-Sep-1948

Hometown: Abilene, Texas

Marital status: Married to Helen G. Allison

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 31-May-1967

Start of tour: 22-Nov-1967

Incident date: 9-Jul-1968

Date of casualty: 9-Jul-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Sam Stephen Allison died from wound received while on combat operation when hostile force was engaged in firefight.

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 52W 004 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR SAM STEPHEN ALLISON
12 MARCH 1968
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Private First Class Allison distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force on the night of 12 March 1968, while serving as a Medical Aidman with Troop E, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, on a combat mission in conjunction with Troop F, in the Republic of Vietnam. When the units position came under intense rocket and automatic weapons fire, Private Allison courageously moved throughout the vast area, treating the wounded and preparing them for evacuation. Private First Class Allison’s heroic actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General orders No. 5505 (9 July 1968)

 

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