Lyndall Dean "Lyn" Allen
May 22, 1924 - December 11, 2017
Lyndall Dean Allen, longtime resident of Clairemont, passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 93 on December 11, 2017. Lyndall (Lyn) was born in Magnolia, Illinois on May 22, 1924 to Carol F.(Lenz) and Lyle J. Allen. The family moved around a lot during his youth and settled in Florence, Alabama in the late 1930’s.
Days after the outbreak of World War ll in December of 1941, Lyn enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was sent by train from Birmingham, Ala. to San Diego, Ca. for boot camp. Six weeks later he was assigned to the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans. He spent the next three years aboard the New Orleans learning the signalman trade and enduring a . . .