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Oliver Allen
Major, United States Army
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ALLEN, OLIVER
Major, U.S. Army
Home: New York, New York
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 11, 1918
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Allen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 4 - 11, 1918.

Captain (now Major) Allen remained in command of his company after he had been wounded, and took command of the battalion and led it forward, under heavy fire from artillery and machine guns, taking and holding all objectives.


ALLEN, OLIVER
MAJ INF USA
DATE OF DEATH: 08/08/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4458
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005 Updated: 29 October 2006
Purple Heart Medal

Distingusihed Service Cross