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May 27, 2013
Remembering Howard Paul Allen and his family on this Memorial Day. They all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. Paul you are not forgotten. R.I.P.
May 26, 2013
God Bless those who have chosen to serve, to sacrifice, to risk ALL, for the freedom of our Country. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. I wear a memorial bracelet with his name. I too am from Mesa, I did not know him, but I am reminded of his sacrifice everyday. R.I.P. Sergeant, God Bless your family. Thank you for your service.
December 11, 2012
September 26, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. Howard P. Allen:
Always remembering Howard. "Some gave all."
December 06, 2012
To the family of SGT Allen - im so sorry for your loss. He was my shipmate on the Memphis. I cant say that I knew him well, but I remember him working very hard to earn his dolphins. He was a good man. Again I am so sorry for your loss.
April 17, 2012
May God Bless Sgt. Howard Allen, his family and 3 children. May his children know that he is still be honored and remembered even by people like myself who did not know him personally.
September 26, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. Howard P. Allen:
Please accept my remembrance of Howard on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
September 24, 2011
May SGT. Howard Paul Allen RIP as this the 6th anniversary of his honored full sacrifice for his country approaches on the 26th September. And may The Lord surround his loving courageous wife and 3 children and may He let Paul be close to his family in memories and love. xo
August 30, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20
July 10, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May SGT.HOWARD P. ALLEN rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is.My thoughts and prayers are with HOWARD and your family. Thank You Soldier~GOD Bless~HOWARD you are not forgotten.
July 10, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May SGT. HOWARD P. ALLEN rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is. My thoughts and prayers are with HOWARD and your family.Thank You Solider~GOD Bless~ Howard you are not forgotten.
March 27, 2011
Thinking of a blessed Hero. Thinking of his sweet family sending peace, strength, and love... drawing from their precious Hero above.
March 21, 2011
Thank you so much for serving your country, may your family find peace in the passage of time and the love of one another.
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
September 27, 2010
Not forgotten - may those who love him find peace, and may they gain at least some comfort from the many words written here which honor this fine soldier.
September 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. Howard P. Allen:
Remembering Howard on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 19, 2010
I hope that the family and friends of this fine American understand that people still remember and care, and that we honor the service of Sgt. Howard P. Allen.
Written with the hope that those who love him have found a little peace in their lives and that they have time to share their memories.
June 18, 2010
Thank you SGT. Allen.... I still remember.. "OF THE TROOPS...FOR THE TROOPS"
May 29, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
September 26, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Paul, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
August 06, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Howard P. Allen:
Howard gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 30, 2008
In the time since this photo was taken, so much has changed in your world. I can only hope that life is being kind to the wife and children of this fine soldier and that they are able to talk about him and share all those special memories of happier days. May God bless you Sgt. Howard P.Allen - Rest in Peace.
May 09, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Sgt Allen!
May 01, 2008
To the family and friends of Sgt. Howard P. Allen, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
October 24, 2007
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
July 31, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 23, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Sgt Allen and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
April 29, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007

April 03, 2007
I am sorry. I wish this war had never happened and that your husband and father was still alive.
Peace be with him.
October 21, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Please know that we share your grief, and our prayers are with you. THANK YOU for serving our country, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
September 26, 2006
Paying tribute to this Fine Young Soldier, Sgt. Howard P. Allen on this first anniversary of the day, he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
A Multitude of Thanks, for his Courage, Dedication and Service.
Rest In Peace Howard Allen, in God's Mighty Hands and may God's Loving Grace and comfort continue to be with the Allen family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
My brother among them. KIA~Vietnam~1967.

Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on...
And cherished memories never fade, because a loved one's gone....
Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart....
For as long as there is memory, They'll live on in the heart.

Sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each and every day, as this Country mourns with you, for someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
May the memories of your loved one, live in your heart always.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
September 13, 2006
Paul, thank you for serving our country and making the ultimate sacrafice. Patience and children, you are all in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I unfortunately know that no words can take away the hurt, but know you are thought of and supported. I will never forget and vow not to let others forget. I know how losing a soldier has effected my family and I know that no two losses or the same, but if there is ever anything I can do to help, I will.
September 11, 2006
I feel it is the responsibility of every American to at least read the names of the brave Americans that have made the ultimate of all sacrifices. Although not personally acquainted, I feel the loss. God Bless Howard Allen and his family. God Bless the 860th Military Police Company. God Bless the United States Army. Most of all, God Bless America.

Formerly with 2nd/11th FA, 25th ID.
Dale Richardson (Honolulu, HI )
June 05, 2006

May 10, 2006
Somehow, I always find myself looking out for things like this, related to Paul and what has happened. My heart still hurts for you and your children and your family, and I can only offer my continuing condolences, though I know it's not nearly enough. I hope you are staying strong and your family is well. Know that even if I don't know you nearly as well as I'd like, I'm thinking of you, and of Paul.
-Calli (FairyPix)
May 01, 2006
i am sorry and mad. for your loss.if we new how.too hold time in our hands. we neaver let go.of the ones. we love .REPO
April 26, 2006
I dont really know you, but Ive seen your name around the forums. I just wanted to let you know that Im sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2006
Dear Allen Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your hero Howard. Please know that he is a hero to me even though I did not have the honor of knowing him. Thank you SGT Howard P. Allen.
April 02, 2006
Dear Patience, I have been away from the dolling world for so long and have only just heard, as I am typing this I am in tears as I think of all the posts I read in the dolling world and knowing how much you loved Paul and I am thinking of you now and you will be in my prayers from this night on and those beautiful children of yours too. I am sending you and yours all my love. Take care. Alysha xx
March 06, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Allen family in the loss of Howard. I did not know Howard, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Howard shortly it will be 6 months since you were taken. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
February 14, 2006
My dearest and first sister of the heart, Patience - and the kids, Edwin, Caitlyn & Devlin:

I can't believe that I've never written in this until now. I was sure I'd visited everywhere and signed everything. Sis, you know how much we are all hurting with you. And we know how difficult the 'firsts' of everything are for you this year, holidays, valentine's birthdays...

You are not alone. I am always with you in thought and spirit.

Paul made me laugh in times when I didn't think I could - he gave me advice on a level that I didn't have with anyone else - an introspective from someone who hadn't talked to me about it before. I valued every time I got to talk to him and was so happy for you all when you got married.

We have all been praying with you, and for him, since he was deployed. We continue to pray for you and the kids, now that he is watching over you.

Many hugs, sweetie. We love you.
January 17, 2006
Paul was a wonderful Earth Science student and aide for me at Paradise Valley High School, always positive and problem-solving.
December 19, 2005
On behalf of our entire family, we want to say how sorry we are for your loss, and how thankful we are for the service your son gave to our country. We know we speak for thousands of other Americans, who may not know how to reach out to you.

We will be praying for you during this Christmas season, and hope that God will grace you with His warmth and love during this difficult time. I'm sure your son is with him now in a far better place.
December 08, 2005
My deepest condolences on the loss of a true hero. As a Veteran of the Army, I know full well that we are always faced with the ultimate sacrifice, however this does not make it easier. All we can do is pray for those left behind, as I now will at my Temple at Shabbat Services when the Mourners Kiddush is chanted. I will proudly add the name Howard Paul Allen to my friends and family who have passed. May G-d grant you peace and comfort.
November 30, 2005

Thank-you for protecting our country.
Thank-you for protecting my freedom of speach.
Thank-you for protecting my freedom to choose.
Thank-you for protecting others (countries) as well.
But most of all thank-you for being an American Soldier.

May you rest in peace Sgt. Howard P. Allen.

Proud Wife of an American Soldier!
November 22, 2005
God Bless You For Your Service.
God Bless You In This Time Of Loss.
God Bless You With Healing and Understanding...
God Bless, Protect and Prosper You and Your Family.
God Help These Loved Ones Please.
November 08, 2005
Paul was a very good friend of mine and I loved him dearly. My heart goes out to all who know and love him and to his family for their immeasurable loss.
October 31, 2005
We are so sorry for the loss. God Bless
October 30, 2005
Greetings to SGT Allen's family. I had the honor of serving with SGT Allen while we were assigned to the 1/180thFA. He and I are former sailors, and we both joined the 1/180th nearly the same time in the TryOne Program.
It was an honor serving with him and providing religious support to him while I was the unit Chaplain Assistant. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to SGT Allen reminisce about his days of submarine service.
I am so thankful my friend and I were able to visit with SGT Allen one afternoon while he was home on leave, because we did not know, he would be KIA a short time later in service to his country.
My heart grieves with that of his family. Truest blessings.
Geoffrey George
2LT US Army Individual Ready Reserve.
October 30, 2005
God Bless our fine men and women and their families!! They will be missed..

Freedom isn't free~ Some gave all.
(Jamie,Navy wife)
October 29, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss, He will always be looking over you from heaven. I thank you and him for serving our country- GOD BLESS
October 28, 2005
I just want to say my heart goes out to you and your family, and to his children. I can only imagine what you must be going through. My prayers are with you.
October 24, 2005
My son is in the military, and my heart grieves for you. I never met Sgt. Allen or his family, but please know that I deeply appreciate his selfless courage, and that I sob with you.

Lynn Brooks,
Marine Recruit parent
October 19, 2005
Patience and family,
I am so saddened by your loss. I have thought about you and your family everyday since you told me about your tragedy. I am so sorry and appreciate everything Paul did for our country. He is a true hero and I will never forget him or the family he left behind.

Jennifer, Matt and Riehley Johnson
October 18, 2005
To the friends and Family
Paul was my roomate from the time we left Phx until that fateful day in Sept while driving on the most dangerous streets in the world like all Soldiers/Marines/Sailors/Air Force members do. Paul bacame to the world what those of use who know him already knew a selfless person who would do anything to make things easier for those around him. That day he gave his life so hopefully our would be without fear and hate in the future. He bacame a hero to the world. He made the ultimate sacrifice like so many others in the history of this great country of ours have. I was honored and greatful for the 15 months I knew Paul as a Soldier and will always think of him as a brother.

Paul would come back from missions and the first thing he did without fail would be to turn on his laptop so he could talk to Patience and the kids. I can still see him walking up to our room from the staging area and keep expecting him to open our door and say to me (Hi Honey how was your day at the war). Well my day at the war that day was the worst I have had since the day we left Phx......

I will miss him.
God Bless You and Yours
Bill Maxam 860TH MP CO
Camp Liberty Iraq
October 13, 2005
Dear Patience and family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul's passing. I had been praying for his safe return, and will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. May God bless you and yours until it is time to meet again in Heaven.
October 11, 2005
Patty, Paul's parents, and Robert

When I heard the word about Paul, I could not believe the news. Just when you think you are finally on the right path in life, you come upon a roadblock and have to take the detour. Let me share a poem I learned when I was in the third grade...

What is once loved,
Is yours from that day,
Take it home,
In your mind,
And nothing ever,
Can take it away.

...Elizabeth Coatsworth

Our prayers are with you all as you struggle with your grief. We here in Groton never even got to meet Paul. Patty, I still think of you as my daughter-in-law and of Paul as a "son-in-law-extended".

Our time on this earth is so short. Don't waste a moment of it looking back... but go forward and let those you love know how much you do.
October 11, 2005
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My mother and sisters and I attended the candlelight vigil for you husband, my heart just aches for you. As I watched the slideshow of SGT Allen I felt like I got to know a little piece of your lovely family, and again thank you. What a blessing it was for this country to have such a wonderful gentleman serve it. There is a special place for our fallen soldiers up there, may they rest in peace.You are always in my heart and my thoughts.
Michelle Jorden
sister-in-law of SGT. Frank B Hernandez JR. KIA 2/17/05
October 11, 2005
Patience, you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers!

Blessed Be!
October 09, 2005
To the family of Sgt.H.P.Allen. As a Canadian Military(ret.) family we send our condolences and keep you in our prayers. We say Thank You for the work he has done.

Remember...Soldiers don't die...They regroup.
October 09, 2005
To the Family and Friends of Sgt. Allen,
I am so sorry for your loss, I wish I had the right words to take the hurt away...sadly no one does. Please take some comfort in knowing how much Sgt. Allen loved all of you . The video at the candlelight vigil showed what a devoted husband and father he was. He leaves wonderful legacy to his children. God Bless you and keep you and Thank you Sgt. Allen for giving the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true American Hero.

Butch and Elaine Eames
Proud In-Laws of Sgt. Frank B.Hernandez, Jr.
KIA 2/17/2005
October 08, 2005
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Paul's service, as well as many others, are appreciated and thought of each day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 08, 2005
Hello Patience, Region 29 of LOTH light a candle in our hearts for your loss. There is probably nothing emotionally more difficult than losing a loved one. We send you our love and condolences, know that we are all holding you in our prayers. May the angels surround you with loving arms.
October 08, 2005
Dear Patience and family-

My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family in this time. I was saddened to hear that another soldier had passed but then extremely saddened when hearing from LOTH who he was. He is a true hero for our country.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time and will continue to be.

In my Thoughts -
LOTH Region 29
October 07, 2005
October 07, 2005
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family in this time. I will continue to pray for you. Hugs
October 07, 2005
My wife and I salute SGT Allen for his bravery and sacrifice he made for his country. Our prayers go out to all his loved one's. May the lord bless his soul.
October 07, 2005
Patience, Paul is with God & Jesus now. May God hold you in His loving arms and give you peace. HUGS!
October 06, 2005
Patience I am from LOTH (Region 21) and I am sooo sorry for your loss. My condolences to you, the kids and your families right now. Hugs!
October 06, 2005
Know that I'm offering up prayers for you and your dear family. Paul is a true hero.
Your LOTH Sis.
October 06, 2005
My deepest sympathies are with you and your children during this horrible time Patience. His love for his country is to be commended.It is because of men like Paul, the rest of us are free.
Big hugs to you
Karen (AZ) (from SG)
October 06, 2005
May God be with you and console your heart, may God bless you and remember we are all here for you.
October 06, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
October 06, 2005
Dear Patience and family,
I pray God to hold you in His arms and comfort you in your sorrow. May you know His Grace as never before, may He honor you with strength you have never known, and may His peace fill your heart in all those empty places. We will never forget the sacrifice your husband made for us.
October 06, 2005
To Patience and her dear sweet family... Please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Paul paid the ultimate price, with his life. He is a HERO and we are very proud of him. Keep your dear sweet family close. We are always here for you. {{{HUGS}}} Maryellen
October 06, 2005
Patience and Family ~
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was so saddened to hear about Paul. He was a true hero and I know how proud you are of him. Stay strong.
October 06, 2005
God bless you Mrs. Allen and all of your children. God bless Howard.
October 06, 2005
Patience and family- you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. Patience, I can't possibly know what you are feeling now. I can only try to imagine and my heart just breaks for you. Please know that I am here for you anytime for anything. Your husband was a TRUE hero and will always be remembered. May God bless and keep you. Much love to you sweetie.
October 06, 2005
Patience and Family,

Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. You can never know how much your Howard's service, as well as many others, are appreciated and thought of each day. I keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of LOTH Love,
October 06, 2005
My deepest condolences to Patience and the family. I wish to offer up my prayers and love to you, Patience, my sister of the heart.
Brightest blessings, dear one.
October 05, 2005
I am grateful I had the opportunity to know Paul if only for a short time in Cub Scouts. He came to Scouts in his desire to be a part of Edwin's life. At a time when leadership faltered, Paul stepped in as Den Leader, provided stability and made Scouting possible for several young boys. He was always reliable and was willing to help in any way. I enjoyed working with him and came to have a great respect him. I remember his great love for Patience, his deep desire to be a good father to Caitlyn and Edwin, how proud he was when Devlin was born, his decision to enter the reserves to help care for them. Often as a Den Leader he would repeat with the boys those tenets of Cub Scouting - Duty to God and Country, Helping other people - and Doing Your Best.
Paul lived those principles and made a difference. I will always think of him that way.
October 05, 2005
Dear Patience,
Words can not express the way I feel in my heart for you and your family. I know I have nothing to compare to your situation, but I can only imagine the hole you must be feeling right now. May God wrap his arms around you and the kids and give you comfort when you need it. I am so truly sorry for your loss. I will be forever grateful to Paul for his ultimate sacrafice so my baby, my family & I may sleep in peace knowing we will be safe every night. We will be forever grateful !!!
October 05, 2005
Virgina,my love and prayers are with you now and forever,take care sweet sister in LOTH know we are all here for you,loving huggles,Stormie
October 05, 2005
Patience I am so sorry for your loss; I know Paul meant the world to you and you had wonderful plans for your life ahead together. I pray that you find peace with the loving memories you have of Paul and your time together.
As with all your LOTH sisters know that we are here for you and I am just a message or phone call away anytime.
October 05, 2005
My deepest Sympathy to the family of Sgt. Allen. He is a hero and will be missed by the country he served. My son Nathan, a Navy Corpsman, was killed in Iraq on September 6, 2005. I had hoped he would be the last. My heart breaks for you. Nathan left his 25 year old wife and 11 month old daughter for us to look after. They also live in Mesa, just a couple of miles from you. May God bless and keep you and may He give you strength for tomorrow and the future you have in front of you.
October 05, 2005
To Bob so sorry for your lost.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Janice Denning (rdy)
October 05, 2005
Much love to you sis. May you always remember the wonderful moments you shared with him. He may be gone, but never forgotten. May he reside forever in your heart.

October 05, 2005
Paul is one of my oldest and dearest friends. We met in high school and have been friends ever since. Paul was a wonderful person and a great friend. I have lots of great memories of Paul and our time together. I will miss his tremendously and will never forget him. He was a true hero.

Patience – you and your family will always be in my heart and thoughts. I am here if you ever need someone to talk to.
October 05, 2005
Darling friend and sister in heart though not by birth,
There is so much sorrow in my heart for your loss, that it can't be expressed in mere words. I am here for you always and only a phone call or message away. You are in my prayers.

October 05, 2005
We understand your heartache. Hold tight to those that love you and to those little ones that you love so dearly. Remember the good times -- share those time with your children -- EVERY day -- so that THEY may know him.
Our prayers are with you.
Gimmer, Bunny, & Matthew
October 05, 2005
My Dear Paitence

My heart is with you this week as always. No words can express my sympathy nor ease your pain. Just remember, you're not alone. If I could come home to Arizona to stand with you, I would in a heartbeat. We all love you and will watch over you. Just as Paul is doing now. Keep his memory alive through your children. That's the best gift you could ever share.

Lots of Love
October 05, 2005
My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. My the love of those around you help you this this. I am so very sorry for your loss!
October 05, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Paul's family in this time of sorrow. He will forever be a Hero of mine, even though I never knew him one-on-one. Stay strong, Patience. You and your family are in my thoughts. If ever you need an ear, I'm here waiting- anytime.
October 04, 2005
I worked with Paul at his "civilian" job. He was a great man and we shared many conversations about family, military, and our job. I will miss him deeply. Patience, I hope you know you can call on me anytime.
October 04, 2005
While no words will ever be able to express the feelings of love, sorrow, compassion and sympathy my heart feels for you and the children I hope that you can take some comfort in the fact that Paul will be remembered as a sweet, funny, wonderful person. In the minds and hearts of all who knew him he will remain forever young. I will do my part to honor his memory by always being there for you and your children in whatever capacity you may need. Know that my thoughts are with you and find strength in knowing how very much YOU are loved!
October 04, 2005
I didn't personally know Paul, but a number of my close friends did. I was informed of the sad news last week by a mutual friend, who made me aware that he had been part of the large, extended Rocky Horror family in the Valley back in the 1990s. As I regard all such persons as kindred, I do indeed grieve at the loss, and my heart truly goes out in sympathy to his family and friends. Having lost my father two months ago, I can truly understand to at least some degree what you are going through. In any case, I am planning to put a memorial to him on our web page (it will be at http://www.azrocky.com/memorium.htm
l when it's ready), and anyone who wants to share photos, anecdotes or reminscenses that would be appropriate can feel free to contact me, and if there is anything else I can do, please let me know. Take comfort in the knowledge that he is not in pain, he is at peace, and he is in a better place--and you will all meet again.

Genuine Love

Matteo Yenkala
October 04, 2005
To Sgt. Howard Paul Allen family, I pray the lord will comfort you all in your grief and so many grieve with you at the loss of a true hero. Your husband, son, father, served with honor and died with honor and his sacrifice and his name will never be forgotten. My son was a Marine, and serves the lord, Guarding the gates of Heaven with Sgt. Howard Paul Allen. I pray that your Pride will give you strength and God will comfort you all. God Bless, (Proud Mom of Lance Corporal Michael Halal), Jacqueline Mikkelson
October 04, 2005
We met Paul as the 860th was leaving Phoenix last November. Our son and those still serving with the 860th miss him deeply. He will not be forgotten. He was respected by all that met him. Our most profound condolescences.
October 04, 2005
To the family and friends of Howard,may your pain at the loss of your loved one lessen each day. Be assured if he knew the Lord, as well as you, you will be together again. There, where there is no more fear, pain, or worry. He will walk with the Lord and help to prepare a place for you. Rejoice in his "new home", that truly is "Paradise". I know you will miss him deeply, that is understandable, but rest assured he knows how much he was, is, and will always be loved.
Someday we will all meet and know each of our sacrifies made here on earth. No more will we have to fight for our lives, nor for the lives of those we love, or dont't even know. That is God's promise to us. To live with Him eternally, where ther is no more tears or sorrow. God bless each of you, and give you strength to carry on. My prayers are with you.
October 04, 2005
Mrs. Howard P. Allen and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Though we never knew him personally, Howard is a brother to all of us that have ever served our country and we too feel your loss as he now joins the other Heros who have gone before him. Our sincerest regards.
3rd. Marine Div. Assoc., AZ Chapter
Scottish American Military Society Post 48
October 04, 2005

I am so heartbroken for your loss. At a loss for words, I offer you and your children my deepest sympathies... and know that Paul will live on within everyone because of the love he has spread through his life.

My Love to all,
October 04, 2005
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one in the service of our Country. If we here at the Arizona Dept of Veterans’ Services can be of any assistance at all please contact us through the National Guard Family Services.

Glenn E. Bell
October 04, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Paul's family in this time of sorrow. He was such a sweet kid with a kind smile and a great heart.
October 04, 2005
Dear Mrs. Allen, Family of Sgt Allen,
I wish to express my deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your husband, Howard and the father of your children. Please know the veteran and widows of veteran community of AZ send their regards. We truly "never forget" those who make the "ulitmate sacrifice for their country and our freedom".
My Sincerest Regards,
Kathy Upchurch,
National Vice President
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc
(Military Widows)
October 04, 2005
With heart felt sympathy we are sorry for your loss. It matters not that we did not know him personally. What matters is that he gave his life that we may live in freedom and that alone connects us all and affirms he died nothing less than hero. God bless you and your family.
October 04, 2005
Paul will always have a place in our hearts. We have great memories of him, he was like one of my children-he even called me "Mom". Are prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
October 03, 2005
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
October 03, 2005
The World has lost a good man, husband, father and friend. He will be missed by all who know him. However we will keep him alive in are hearts and minds.
October 01, 2005
My heart knows a hurt it's never known and my life has a hole that can never be filled. You were my hero always and you're my hero forever. I love you baby! Some day I'll join you and we'll renew our vows as you wanted... forever in my heart and soul...
September 30, 2005
God Bless our military families~(Jamie,Navy wife)
September 30, 2005
Sgt Howard P. Allen(Paul) was also an outstanding chef in the United States Navy on the mighty USS MEMPHIS, had it not been for him & his amazing ex-wife Alana, I would have not met my wonderful husband of 7yrs..He will be missed...
September 29, 2005
I am sorry for your loss. I know that words don't help but I know how you feel. I lost my son in May and the pain is still as strong as it was on Mother's day. I wish you peace and pride in knowing that Howard died a hero and for that you can always be proud.
Margy Bons
A Proud Marine Mom of Sgt. Michael Marzano, who gave the ultimate sacrifice 5/7/05.
September 29, 2005
May God bless you in a very special way, as He took a very special person from this world to be with Him. I thank God every day for men like your son who are willing to fight for our freedom and the freedom of oppressed nations. I know Howard has made a difference in every life he has touched. God bless everyone in his family

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus,
our Lord and Savior. Amen.

“I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while he lives
And mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or
Twenty two or three,
But will you ’til I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his days be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lane
I have selected you.
Now will you give all your love,
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take him back again?”

I fancy that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joy this child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run;
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner then we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes.
And try to understand.” -Edgar Albert Guest
September 29, 2005
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