George R Allin Jr.
May 22, 1920 – November 25, 2017
Retired Army Colonel George R Allin, Jr. of Arlington, Virginia, died on November 25, 2017 at Brookdale Arlington Assisted Living. Col. Allin was born in Washington, D.C. A 1942 graduate of West Point, Colonel Allin served in five major campaigns with the 35th Infantry Division in Europe in World War II; he served with the 8th U.S. Army artillery during the Korean War, and with the II Field Force (corps) Artillery in the war in Vietnam in 1966-67. In 1947, he married Mary Erwin Davis of Washington, D.C. There are six surviving children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. After retiring from the Army in 1968, he was employed by the Arlington (VA) County Public Schools for nearly 14 years as Director of Auxiliary Services, retiring in 1983.
He was an active member and past president of the Arlington (Host) Lions Club; he worked as a volunteer for the Travelers Aid Society at Reagan Washington National Airport, and for Arlington Hospital. He was a past president of both the Civil War Round Table of D.C. and the Revolutionary War Round Table of D.C. He was also a member of the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Colonel Allin will be buried at West Point, New York, following a memorial service in Arlington at Fort Myer (Memorial Chapel, 11:00 am, January 23, 2017).
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