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Robert Allen

Marine Corps

Mr. Robert Edwin Allen was born May 15, 1926. Mr. Allen turned 18 years old and went to volunteer for the Army Air Corps. However, while at the drafting office they were not taking any more applicants for the Air Corp and he was the only one who volunteered to be a part of the Marines that day. In his interview, Mr. Allen discusses landing on Iwo Jima, trying to take hills that the enemy occupied, and serving in Japan.

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