first_imgAllen’s military awards and decorations include a Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Army officials said. Also killed in the incident were Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Pfc. William N. Davis, 26, of Adrian, Mich; and Pfc. John F. Landry Jr., 20, of Lowell, Mass. All four soldiers were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Fort Bliss will be holding a memorial service for the four soldiers April 21. The soldiers were deployed overseas in late October to provide stability and security operations, Army officials said. [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A Palmdale man was among the four soldiers killed in combat Saturday in Baghdad, Defense Department officials said Tuesday. Sgt. John E. Allen, 25, and the three others died when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. All four soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Allen was a health care specialist who joined the Army in July 2001. Allen is survived by his wife, Army officials said. last_img

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