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2nd Lieutenant Albert L. Allen, Jr.
Class of 2004

Navy Commendation Medal

United States Army


2nd Lieutenant Albert L. Allen, Jr. For gallantry in action: Lieutenant Allen, (then Sergeant), Company C, 192nd Tank Battalion displayed gallantry in action on or about 27 December 1941 during the withdrawal of troops from Luzon to Bataan. Lieutenant Allen dispatched by motorcycle from a forward command post of his battalion to deliver an urgent and important message to his company commander was enroute when he was strafed by a Japanese plane which made effective hits on both tires of his vehicle and on the oil tank. In spite of the damaged condition of his motorcycle he continued forward through a Japanese ambush, in which he was wounded, and completed his important mission by delivery of the message to his company command tank. Lieutenant Allen’s determined and courageous action reflect the highest credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

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