Allan G. Harper

Posted on March 28, 2010

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Allan was assigned to Charlie Troop on January 9, 1969 and was Killed in Action on March 27, 1969, Allan was awarded the: Bronze Star with the “V” Device to annotate “Heroism”, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, a set of Jump Wings and a set of Crew Member Wings. Allan was a Door Gunner on an UH-1H Helicopter.

If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.

Jerry Harper was my best friend in high school. We joined the army together and remained good friends until his death. When he was killed in action, I was in country serving with C Troop 3/5 Cavalry Ninth Infantry Division as a tank gunner near the DMZ.  I didn’t know he had been killed until after his funeral. Jerry was a fine person and a lot of fun to be around; we had a lot of good times during our high school years.  I still miss him even after all these years.

James R. Lee  (Ronnie)

 

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