Timmonsville’s Allen inducted into 82nd Airborne Division Hall of Fame
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Allen of Timmonsville was one of 16 members of the 82nd Airborne Division who were inducted Wednesday into the Division Hall of Fame.
Allen served as command sergeant major for the 82nd’s Airborne Division Support Command from 1999 to 2002.
“This is truly an honor and was totally unexpected,” Allen said. “When I received the call saying that I was nominated to be inducted, I thought they had the wrong number, I said, ‘You gotta have the wrong guy.’”
For some of the inducted, Wednesday wasn’t the first time they had been together on Fort Bragg.