Private Lester G Allen

Name Lester G Allen
Rank Private
Army Serial # 36690554
State Illinois
Date of death 1944-07-11
Plot, Row, Grave G, 23, 34
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Unit F Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private Lester G. Allen, 19, son of Forrest Allen, Arthur, ILL., was reported killed in action July 10th while engaged in the invasion of France.

Lester was born in Arkansas, and while a small boy his mother died, At the age of twelve he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Emill Graumenz, who live west of Edgewood.

On September 9, 1943 he was inducted into the armed service, receiving training at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. and Camp Breckenridge, KY. His last furlough was spent in the Graumenz home, early in March before going overseas a few weeks later.

In addition to his father he leaves two brothers, Cpl. Ernest, stationed in England and Richard, in the Navy, and a sister, Erma Marmall, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Graumenz, who made him a member of their family, and many other relatives and friends.

Pvt. Lester G. Allen was with the 330th Infantry, 83rd Division. He was killed in action on July 11, 1944 and is buried at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. Information and picture provided for by Jane Ries.
Documents - Morning report July 20, 1944, F Company, 330th IR, page 45
Grave Soldier
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