CPT William L Allen was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/29/2011 at the age of 77.1
Silver City, NM
Date of Birth 08/21/1934
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Feb 2012

More detail on this person: Lt. Colonel, William Lusk Allen, 77, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, August 29, 2011 at his residence with his family at his bedside. Lt. Colonel Allen was born on August 21, 1934 in Silver City, NM to Myron H. Allen and Elizabeth (Lusk) Allen. He attended Silver City and Cliff High Schools, New Mexico State and the University of Arizona where he graduated in 1957. He married Arlene Worthington on August 6, 1957 and entered the Army the next week. He served in Ordnance, Artillery, and Military Intelligence in Germany, Thailand and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Army in 1977 he settled in Silver City, New Mexico where he was employed by the Tyrone Branch of Phelps Dodge Corporation. His duties included public relations, management of Pacific Western Cattle Company and lobbying in the New Mexico Legislature. He left Phelps Dodge in 1989 to become the Executive Director of the Arizona Livestock Board, retiring in 1995. He returned to Silver City in 2007. His interests included photography, flying and writing. He authored a book, "Anzio Edge of Disaster in 1978 and many magazine articles on hunting and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene (Worthington) Allen; two sons, Tracy William Allen and his wife Melanie of Virginia Beach, VA and Brian Christopher Allen and his wife Heather of Chandler, AZ; two daughters, Kelly Elizabeth Goodman and her husband Pat of Lovettsville, VA and Colleen Patricia Fregd and her husband Jeffery of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Mary Ann Barnes and her husband James of Silver City, NM; six grandchildren, Amy, Ryan, Stephanie, Samantha, Christian, Stephanie, Kristy and Lindsey; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Sophia and two cousins, Robert Artle and George Richardson. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. A funeral service is schedule for Friday, September 2, 2011 at 12:30pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Reverend Tyler Connoley officiating. Lt. Colonel Allen will then be laid to rest at Fort Bayard National cemetery where he will receive full military honors. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love"~575-537-0777. To send your condolences, visit

Las Cruces Sun-News (NM) - Friday, September 2, 2011

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