From Renee of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:
We have a fallen Hero from Soldiers' Angels, Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen.
Sgt. Allen 25, of Maple Lake, Minn, died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Chad is survived by his parents, Steve & Deborah and 3 siblings.
"He was awesome, he was the coolest kid," said his mother, Deborah Allen, of Danbury, Wis. "He was very happy, very outgoing, never could sit still for a minute."
Chad Allen enlisted in the Marines the day after the Sept. 11 attacks "to save his family from harm". He voluteered for this, his second tour of duty in Iraq, to take the place of an inured fellow Marine.
His father Steve Allen said his son told him the Sunday before his death that he had been promoted to Sergeant.
Please take a moment to read the Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.
The Patriot Guard Riders will be riding for Sgt. Chad Allen.
Remember our Heroes.