Arthur W. Allen was the son of Howard Allen and Mary Skyles. Howard Allen and Mary Skyles were married on 18 December 1907 in Sequatchie. Mary Skyles later married Herbert Johnson.

Corporal Allen was a member of the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea, on July 20, 1950.

Burial: Dunlap Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 8 July 1951
Cpl. Arthur W. Allen, 30, was killed in action in Korea July 20, 1950. He spent four months, 11 days in a German prison camp during World War II, escaping after the second try and returning to his company. His brother, Private Walter Lee Allen, was killed in the Philippines in World War II. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson; three brothers, Jimmie and Clifford of Dunlap, Herbert Allen of Chattanooga; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cooley of Pikeville, Mrs. Juanita Boston of Falling Water, Mrs. John Hickenbottom, Dunlap.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 March 1921
  • Date of death: 20 July 1950
  • County: Sequatchie
  • Hometown: Pikeville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Dunlap Cemetery, Sequatchie County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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