Maj. Philip (u.s. Army, Ret) Allen

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Maj. Philip J. Allen, (U.S. Army, Ret)
August 18, 1952 - November 7, 2016
Retired Maj. Philip J. Allen born August 18, 1952 died November 7, 2016 at home after a long battle with heart failure.
Phil was born in Emmett, Idaho. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1970, and joined the U.S. Army. He married his high school sweetheart Judy Alsup in 1971.
Phil served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, rising from the rank of Private to that of Major. He served as tank commander, reconnaissance scout, a paratrooper, Airborne Army Ranger and a Cavalry troop commander. While in the Army he earned two BS degrees from Regis College and an MBA from Webster. Phil retired from the Army as a Major in 1992.
Following his career in the Army, Phil was employed by Micron Computers as a manager overseeing product development engineering. Phil retired as a civilian in 2001.
Phil enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing, his grand daughter, craps/poker and The Green Bay Packers. He loved his family and his country. He is mourned by friends and family around the world who respected and admired him, as a soldier, a father and a man. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Allen; his son Travis Allen his wife Kalee Allen and daughter Avery Allen, and his daughter Janell Allen; two sisters, Judy Fuller and Jackie Kitchin, a brother, Ed Ackley and his wife Linda Ackley, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Jack W. Allen and mother Rhoda E. (Knauff) Allen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Idaho State Veterans Home 320 Collins Rd, Boise, Idaho 83702 or your preferred Veterans organization.
"Well done, good and faithful soldier. Be thou at peace."

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 10, 2016
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