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Spc. Ronald D. Allen

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Age:   22
Hometown: Mitchell, IN
Date of Death: 8/25/2003
Incident Location: Near Balad, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr. was a young man of exuberant tastes _ maybe a little too exuberant at times. But that was far outweighed by the depth of his friendships. "He played his music too loud," said Spc. Travis Rollins, " (but) to us he was a friend. I don''t trust many people, but I knew I could count on Allen." Allen, 22, of Mitchell, Ind., was killed Aug. 25 in a traffic accident in northern Iraq. He had jumped out of his Humvee to repair a flat tire, and was fatally injured when another vehicle spun out. Family members say Allen was so eager to join the military he enlisted during his junior year of high school, and hoped to eventually become a state trooper. "It doesn''t surprise me that he was the first to get out of that truck and fix the tire," said Capt. Jessica Murnock, Allen''s commander. "He was a quiet soldier but he was a hard worker."
Source: Associated Press
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