A Soldier's Story: Private First Class James Harvey Booth

A Marine's Story: Sergeant Robert Vincent Allard

Sergeant Robert Vincent Allard was born on November 7, 1919, in New York, New York.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on November 4, 1937, and completed the additional training to become a Marine Raider. Sergeant Robert V. Allard was assigned to the Pacific during World War II.

On August 18, 1942, during the raid on Makin Island, he and nine other Marines helping with the evacuation were captured. After a few months in captivity, Sergeant Robert Allard was executed on October 16, 1942. He has never been recovered and is memorialized on the Tablet of the Missing in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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