SERGEANT ALLAN STEPHEN AZARY; U.S. ARMY

May 7, 1947 (Norwalk, CT) – present
Married to Geraldine Parr on October 28, 1967 in Norwalk, CT.
Daughter, Geraldine Anne (1970-).
Local address: 117 West Cedar Street and 185 Grumman Avenue
Enlisted in June 14, 1967
Serial number: US52722746
Unit: 25th Infantry Division, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B

Born to Joseph Sr. (1914-1952) and Elizabeth Evans Azary Fekete (1915-2006). Brother Joseph Jr. (1938-2008), and sister, Carole Azary Merrill (1938-2013).


Photo provided by Allan Azary.

In Sgt Azary’s own words “September 17, 1968 in a nighttime attack in Ben Cui rubber plantation outside of Dau Tieng, Vietnam. Numerous human wave assaults by NVA soldiers. Mortars, rockets, and RPG rounds fired into our perimeter. Hit by shrapnel in the left knee and left ankle. The attacks continued until just before dawn.” Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Purple Heart Medal certificate. Provided by Allan Azary.

Also awarded the Bronze Star Medal “for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam from November 1967 to November 1978.

Bronze Star Medal certificate provided by Allan Azary.

From The Norwalk Hour December 26, 1968

BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT RETURNS HOME ON LEAVE

Sgt. Allan S. Azary, of 32 Ivy Place, returned home on leave recently after a year of duty with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Sgt Azary received the Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation and a Purple Heart Medal for shrapnel wounds received during hostile action September 17, 1968. His new duty station will be Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Bronze Star recipient and his wife, the former Geraldine Parr, are making their home in Alexandria, Virginia at 8488 Richmond Highway, Apt 304. The Vietnam veteran wishes to thank all the people who wrote to him and all the local groups that sent packages. The “Letters From Home” were most welcome and helpful in keeping him abreast of hometown news and the whereabouts of friends in the service.


From The Norwalk Hour December 31, 1968

AWARDED BRONZE STAR FOR COMBAT ACTIONS

Army Sergeant Allan S. Azary, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Fekete, 32 Ivy Place, received the Bronze Star Medal near Dau Tieng, Vietnam. Sergeant Azary was presented the award for meritorious service in ground operations against hostile forces in Vietnam. At the time of the presentation he was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Infantry. The 21-year-old Sergeant entered the Army in June 1967, completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, before arriving in Vietnam last November. Sergeant Azary graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 1965. His wife, Geraldine, lives at 58 Toilsome Avenue.


END

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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