Roger Madison Allen, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, of complications caused by diabetes and contact with Agent Orange in Vietnam. Roger was in the military from Jan. 6, 1963 - Jan. 6, 1966. His Vietnam tour was between July '63 to Sept. '64.
Mr. Allen jokingly claimed he had spent 22 years in service to "The Country He Loved" very much. The first 16 he spent as an Army Brat. After high school, he spent 3 years as an Army Specialist. After being mustered he spent 3 years in inactive reserve.
His name was derived from his grandfather's middle names - Roger from his maternal grandfather and Madison from his paternal grandfather. Roger became house bound around 2008.
Roger is survived by his loyal friends, Richard and Barbara Blum, Lori and Russel Hilton and family.
Those who were close to Roger would like to express their gratitude to the Stratton VA Hospital for the wonderful care given to Roger.
A Memorial Service will be held for Roger at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:00 am.
Donations may be made in Roger's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.