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Sgt Justin Bradley Allen

Born: August 7, 1986 in Ashland, Kentucky
Died: July 18, 2010 in Zhari, Afghanistan

Sgt. Justin B. Allen of Coal Grove, Ohio graduated in 2005 from Dawson Bryant High School. The son of Roger and Bonnie Sue Allen, enlisted in the United States Army in May of 2006. Justin and his fiancé, also in the military, were planning to be married in November of 2010. For almost four years, he served as a grenadier, automatic rifleman. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, as an Infantryman. Then after graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning. Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Allen was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in October 2007 where he served as a grenadier and automatic rifleman. He was later transferred to Company D where he served as a team leader. His military education includes, the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, the U.S. Army Ranger Course, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course. His Awards and Decorations include, the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge and the U.S. Army Basic Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge. He was also awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with combat star, Iraq Campaign Medal with combat star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. He was posthumously awarded, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star. Justin was serving his second deployment to Afghanistan with two previous deployments to Iraq. In addition to his parents, he leaves, his sister, Jennifer, his brother, Brian, and his fiancee, Kimberly. Justin was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky. He died at age 23 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents while conducting combat operations. Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, Ohio
1st Battalion
75th Ranger Regiment
Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

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  1. September 8th, 2011 at 11:41 | #1

    I met your fiance in Kuwait, she’s an amazing person. I’m sure you already know that.. I Know we never met, but I just wanted you to know you’ve become my inspiration. It was by chance that I heard about you. Rest in peace… Your brothers will continue the fight.. Guard the gates heaven hero :]

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