Richard C. Allen

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 1
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 30 / 21
Date of Birth: 24-Jan-1943
Neighborhood: Overbrook
High School: Overbrook High School
Street: Master St.
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: 1LT
Date of Casualty: 26-Feb-1968
Province of Casualty: Binh Duong
"His wisdom is consumed in confidence," wrote a senior classmate in Abraham Lincoln High School�s 1961 yearbook. Six years later, Allen was an Army helicopter pilot who had flown more than 125 Vietnam combat missions in eight weeks for the 116th Assault Helicopter Company of the 25th Division. The 24-year-old first lieutenant had gone on to Pennsylvania State University after graduating from Lincoln, where another classmate described him as "well known ... real pleasant." He was engaged to be married when he died on Nov. 18, 1967, and was survived by his parents.