(Nominated by Mary Lou Allen)
Southport Baptist Church Christian Ministry Center
July 4, 2011
I am writing about my son, Randall Allen, who is in the United States Army and is stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He returned in February from a year long tour in Afghanistan where his mission was route clearance (disarming roadside bombs). Randall had always talked of being in the Army his whole life and when he graduated from high school he made his dream come true. In school he participated in the ROTC program. And he has also always been involved with firefighting. Randall is a passionate young man with a desire to serve his country and help his brothers and others in need. We (his family) are more than proud of Randall for who he has become.