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Ronald 'Steve' Allen - Vietnam War

Steve Allen joined the Marine Corps in 1968. He served as an infantry officer in South Vietnam with C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, completing his tour in the fall of 1970. Allen’s unit was based in Da Nang, South Vietnam. He says his faith as a Christian not only grew while he was in combat, but it helped keep himself and his men alive, and led him to a career as a counselor after the war.

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Greg Boger, holding a K-Bar knife. Holding an M-26 grenade is Lane Fatuoa Levi. Richard "Rock" Varga, is holding a LAW. Standing from left is--Steve Allen, Galen Smith, Junior Akers (KIA), Mike Sinor, David "Davy" Dobosz (KIA).

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Que Son Valley, Vietnam

When:

December 1969/January 1970

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