Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Brother Abroad

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.

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