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Allen, William Jr. - Lieut


Former Athlete at Rogers, R. I. State Holds Commission in Infantry

Second Lieutenant William Allan, Jr., U. S. A., who was prominent in sports at Rogers High School and Rhode Island State College and who received his commission in the infantry December 13 at Fort Benning, Ga., is spending a short leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Allan of 1 Boulevard terrace before proceeding to his new assignment. He expects to remain here about a week.

Lieutenant Allan enlisted in the army June 8, of this year after being graduated from Rhode Island State. He served with the 708th M. P. battalion for two months before going to officer school. He held the rank of corporal.

He was graduated from Rogers in 1940, played guard on the football team in his Senior year. While at Rhode Island State, he was a member of the Varsity track team for three years, running the mile relay in winter and track in the spring. He was graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Newport Mercury And Weekly News, Newport, RI 24 Dec 1943

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