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2019: The Year in Review 2019 No. 8: Deaths of Allen, Duncan bring war home

Walton residents line up to pay their respects

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:00 am

Retired Master Sgt. Mark Allen, the Army veteran who suffered serious injuries in Afghanistan, died in October.

Allen spent 21 years in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, retiring in 2013 upon receiving a Purple Heart. He was shot by a sniper while on a foot patrol in 2009 and required three years of care at a military hospital in Florida. He was left unable to walk or talk, and in need of 24-hour care.

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