Dean Allen, First Lieutenant
July 10, 1969
"Being a good platoon leader is a lonely job. I don't want to really get to know anybody over here because it would be bad enough to lose a man -- I damn sure don't want to lose a friend... But as hard as I try not to get involved with my men I still can't help liking them and getting close..."
Four days after writing his wife, Allen stepped on a land mine. He died three days later.
This is Day 70.
3 years ago