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My grandparents, Earl and Bertha Sweet, had five children, one daughter and four sons. Allen Edward was the fourth child. He excelled in athletics, playing high school basketball and baseball and was a member of award winning teams for Lisbon High. He was also active in high school activities holding office to represent the school. I never met my Uncle Allen, but he has always been a part of my family. My grandparents, my mother, and my uncles never got over his death. Allen was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Staff Sergeant Allen E. Sweet was killed in action on March 2, 1945, in Hamm, Germany. The Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal - WW II, and the Army Combat Infantry Badge were awarded to him for his service to our Country. He is buried in the United States Military Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg, located about two miles east of the city of Luxembourg. I was entrusted with my Uncle Allen's school and military memorabilia for preservation. I have always felt a strong connection through these items, and my husband and I will be traveling to Luxembourg to visit his grave in May 2015. Peace to my uncle and all those brave men and women who came before and after him who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country.