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Allen Gordon Scurlock
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
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Allen Gordon Scurlock was born on May 30, 1948 and joined the Armed Forces while in Reston, Virginia.

He served in the United States Marine Corps.  In 3 years of service, he attained the rank of First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps.

On December 27, 1971, at the age of 23, Allen Gordon Scurlock perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tri.

NOTE: His portion of a family headstone in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery identifies him as a First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps.

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Courtesy of Bruce Swander: October 2005

Scurlock and two Marines were killed off the coast of Okinawa (not Quang Tri, SVN) when their CH-46 helicopter crashed.

They had been operating off of the USS Tripoli and were doing surveillance of a Russian cruiser and destroyer that had appeared.  The craft malfunctioned - as had another CH-46 on 20 Dec 71 that crashed - and all operations of the helicopter were suspended.  (Per USMC HMM-165 Logs).

The names of these 3 Marines were not added to the Vietnam Wall until 1986.....after Congress allowed names to be etched that died outside of the war zone boundaries but who were in "direct support of" the war efforts.


SCURLOCK, ALLEN G
1ST LT US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/30/1948
DATE OF DEATH: 12/27/1971
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5823-F
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   
SCURLOCK, JAMES GORDON
LT COL   US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/11/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 01/05/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5823-F
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   
SCURLOCK, SCOT ALLEN
SNFS   US COAST GUARD
PERSIAN GULF
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/02/1980
DATE OF DEATH: 04/14/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5823-F
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 24 August 2003  Updated: 22 October 2005
Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 

AG Scurlock Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 27 June 2003