About Allen J Lynch

About Allen J. Lynch

Allen served in the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) from May 1967 until June 1968. He had been "in-country" for six months when the action took place that would result in his receiving the Medal of Honor. The recognition of his conspicuous gallantry and selfless service to others on that day would be the catalyst for a life of service to others.

Since receiving the Medal, Al has continued to serve his fellow veterans. He served as a Veterans Benefits Counselor and later Chief of Ambulatory Care with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He then served as the Executive Director of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program in Illinois. He left that position in 1985 to become the Chief of the Veterans Rights Bureau with the Illinois Attorney General’s office, retiring in 2005.

He also served with the US Army Reserve and the Illinois National Guard until his retirement with 21 years of service in 1994.

Allen and his wife, Susan, have three children and are now blessed with 4 grandchildren.

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