Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Matthew Churchill Allen.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighting Squadron 216 (VMF-216) ”Bulldogs”, Marine Corps.
Matthew is born on Nov. 29, 1923 in Lexington Town, Massachusetts.
Father, Russell D. Allen.
Mother, Zylpha C. Allen.
Sister, Faith Allen.
Brother, Russell C. Allen.
Matthew enlisted the service in Florida with service number # O-21609.
Matthew died in a plane accident on Dec. 29, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Matthew is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial,
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.vmf216.com/
Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html
NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website,