Eddie W. Allen
Colonel Eddie Warren Allen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 August 1966. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, Company A, 1st Battalion, The Training Brigade, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Chief, Operations and Intelligence, NATO/SHAPE Support Group, Brussells, Belgium; Commander, Headquarters Company, NATO/SHAPE Support Group, Brussells, Belgium; Assistant District Advisor, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; S-3 Advisor, Military Assistance Command-Vietnam, Hoi An, Vietnam; Commander, Company C, 2/502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Corps, Vietnam; G-3 Plans Officer, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Corps, Vietnam; S-2/3, Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany; Commander, Headquarters Company, VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany; Assistant S-4, 2d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. | Colonel Allen's military education and training includes: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Unit Advisor School, Defense Language School, Infantry Officers' Advance Course, Quartermaster Branch Qualification Course, Command and General Staff Officers' Course, Battalion/Brigade Command Preparation Course. He pursued his baccalaureate degree in Business Administration through the University of Maryland, Columbus College in Georgia, and Walker College in Alabama. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 60 device), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with palm), Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge. | At the time of his Hall of Fame induction he was serving as Chief, Combat Service Support Branch, 2d Exercise Group, 1st Brigade, 87th Division (Exercise), USAR, Birmingham, Alabama. His civilian position is as Chief, Services Branch, Training Service Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama.