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Allen, Roy Richard

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Roy Richard Allen.

Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.


Roy is born on Jan. 26, 1922 in Ohio.


Parents and Siblings, no record available.


Roy enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2833377.


Roy was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked and severe damaged in the Battle of Sunda Strait got hit by a torpedo and Sunk on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Distinguished unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Roy is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

His remains are discovered and his final resting place now is at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.


Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Seaman Second Class