Beverley R. Allen

Virginia Beach, Virginia

1929 - 2016


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Major Beverley R. Allen, Army Ret.Virginia Beach - Bev Allen, 87, passed away at home August 16, 2016. The Ocean View native was born June 6, 1929 in Norfolk and graduated from Granby High School prior to enlisting in the US Army. Major Allen enjoyed a distinguished twenty-one year military...

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Although we did not know Mr. Allen very well, it is always sad to have someone leave Powells Point. May it comfort you to know that he is more alive now than he ever was in this world, he has simply changed his address. God's blessings to your family.
Lane & Susan Mashaw

I was sorry to hear of Bev's passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Rakkasan Profile: Major Beverley Allen, US Army, Ret.
(Published in Ripcord Chapter 187th Rakkasans Newsletter, March, 2009)

Bev Allen was a 19 year old just out of high school, living in Norfolk, Virginia in 1948. Employment was hard to find just after World War II, and young men in his situation found themselves competing with veterans on the job market. Bev joined the Army, and volunteered for Airborne.

Rising quickly through the ranks in just five years, Bev...

Bev was a very loving man to his family always happy and welcoming to every one that came into his life .We always loved his stories .Such a great personality full of life you will be greatly missed .