January 31, 1932 (Connecticut) – August 29, 1952; 20 years old
Last local address: 24 Spring Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on January 3, 1952
Service number: 11244630
Unit: 446th Infantry Division, 123rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B
Born to Franklin Douglas (1887-1959) and Grace May Sheffler Scofield (1899-1951). Two brothers, Russell E. (1925-1998) and Douglas (1928-2004); two sisters Doris Scofield Post (1928-2003) and Beverly Scofield Tancreti (1933-2014).
Casualty Location: Camp Roberts, Monterey, California
From The Norwalk Hour September 3, 1952
Word has been received from the Army Hospital, Camp Roberts, California, of the sudden death of Private First Class Allen E. Scofield, Quartermaster Field Service Co, 7th Quartermaster Battalion, formerly of Norwalk. Details of the death are unknown at present. Private First Class Scofield is survived by two brothers; Russell Scofield of Norwalk, Douglas Scofield, U.S. Army, stationed in Okinawa; two sister, Doris and Beverly Scofield of Norwalk, and two Aunts, Mrs. Eva Coffin and Mrs. Estella Srnecz, also of Norwalk. Funeral arrangements in charge of the Collins Funeral Home are incomplete and will be announced later.
From The Norwalk Hour September 9, 1952
Military funeral services for Private First Class Allen E. Scofield were held Monday morning at 10:30 from the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, where services were conducted by Rev George V. Hamilton, pastor emeritus of the North Stamford Congregational Church. Interment took place in Riverside Cemetery where committal services were conducted by Rev Hamilton. The firing squad consisted of SSgt Norman L. Brown, Corporal Theodore A. Sinewski, PFC James P. Gradia and PFC Richard R. Zaino. The pallbearers were: Howard Farrington, Archibald Merriam, Harold Werner and Albert Longi. Members of the Frank C. Godfrey Post, American Legion, held memorial services at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7:30. Conducting the services were: John C. Sturges, Commander; Archibald Merriam, Chaplain & Historian; Howard Farrington, Finance Officer, and Arthur Crown, Chaplain-elect. Services were also conducted by the following members of the American Legion Auxiliary: Bertha Farrington, President; Ann Merriam, Secretary: Rose Allerton, First Vice Commander; Terry Kenefic, Second Vice Commander; Jennie Cave, Chaplain, and Louise C. Hyde, Past President. The services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral tributes.
(ancestry.com message on September 18, 2019 from James Quick): “Good evening. Yes, Allen died in California. It was in an accident in a Jeep. An inglorious end for a seemingly fine young man. The pictures of him in uniform really paint him in a great light. Hope this helps. Glad to help in any way I can. James Quick”
Private Scofield is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk CT; Section 12, Grave 570A. Photo by webmaster.