Memorial service to be held to remember fallen soldier

Full story: WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Later today, a local soldier killed in Afghanistan will be remembered. Staff Sergeant Nekl Allen died September 12 when his vehicle was hit by an explosion and small arms fire.
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RIP

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Sep 22, 2009
 
I can't imagine the sort of courage it takes to serve so many tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanastan. I, myself, could not nor would not do it. I guess a hero is someone who will do something that many of us are afraid to do. Sgt.Allen is certainly a hero. I'm hoping that he will have a park, street or building named after him so that no one ever forgets his name.
Thank you for serving our country, Sgt.Allen.
Dewey

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Sep 22, 2009
 
Even though Im still alive,can I get a thanks for serving?RIP soldier.
AnotherChurchvil leVet

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Sep 23, 2009
 
RIP brother.
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Sep 23, 2009
 
Dewey, you come here, to a fallen soldier's online memorial, to ask for thanks for YOUR service? 2 words for you:'completely inappropriate' As a 2 time combat veteran myself, I'm embarrassed to have read that.
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Rest in peace SSG Allen. I'm sure your leadership and steadfastness will be missed within the non-commissioned officer corps. My condolences to Allen family.
Cheryl hernandez

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Oct 6, 2009
 
Nekl Allen was a great soldier and a wonderful and warming man. My prayers go out to Amy and his family including Nekl.
Always in my prayers,
Cheryl
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Oct 6, 2009
 
RIP wrote:
Dewey, you come here, to a fallen soldier's online memorial, to ask for thanks for YOUR service? 2 words for you:'completely inappropriate' As a 2 time combat veteran myself, I'm embarrassed to have read that.
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Rest in peace SSG Allen. I'm sure your leadership and steadfastness will be missed within the non-commissioned officer corps. My condolences to Allen family.
I think that your correct. It was innapropriate. I should have just said Thanks to all that have served and who still serve today. I wanted to attend his funeral, but there wasnt any reporting on where the service would be held. I served in the exact same unit as he. So we had the same leadership. I know how it is to lose friends on the battlefield. May he forever be remebered for his sacrifice.

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