1279 - Benjamin "Ben" Allen, 14 Jan, 1999, Transcript: No and Digitized: Yes


Benjamin Robinson Allen (b. 1927 - d. 2018) was born September 6, 1927, in Prescott, Arizona, to Benjamin and Josephine (Robinson) Allen.  He served in the U.S. Army with a tour in Korea, where he received many medals and citations. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1971 after 18 years. Then Ben settled in Phoenix and continued a life of service, working in the Department of Agriculture and in many civic organizations. After moving back to Prescott, he was a founding member of the Korean War Veterans organization.  He was married to Carol Berglund and Beverly Kenny and he died January 6, 2018, in Prescott Valley.





Oral History
Interviewee:  Benjamin "Ben" Allen (b. 09/06/1927 – d. 01/06/2018)
Interviewer:  Mona McCroskey
Audio Number:  1279
Duration: 00:25:46
Date:  January 14, 1999
Topics Discussed:  Allen & Jones Family history, Haymore Dairy, Letterman's Club, Indian Feeding program, Piggly Wiggle, Prescott in the 1940s, and the Granite Dells