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Allen Macy Dulles Jr.

by Legacy News

Santa Fe, New MexicoUSA

Died November 23, 2020

Age 90


Allen Macy Dulles Jr. was born in 1930 in New York City… In 1951 he graduated from Princeton Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa…

He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating at the top of his class in the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders basic course at Quantico, Virginia. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1952, and immediately shipped to Korea where he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On November 15, after two weeks at the front, he suffered missile wounds to the head, back and arm, which left him permanently disabled. He was awarded a Purple Heart, and a Silver Star medal for wartime leadership and bravery.

Despite his infirmities, Dulles maintained a marvelous sense of humor and love for his family. His sister Joan Buresch Talley eventually assumed responsibility for his care and brought him to live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Published in The New York Times and Santa Fe New Mexican

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