Allan Eckley was a member of the "greatest generation" and served in the Pacific in World War II. He fought for all of us in horrific battles on both Saipan and Okinawa. He was wounded in both places but very seriously in Okinawa in 1945 and spent years recuperating. As a result of that injury, he endured severe physical disability for the rest of his life. Through it all, however, he never lost his positive attitude, his great spirit, or his sense of humor. In fact, those traits had much to do with the fact that he survived at all. We all owe Allen and all the others who served in that war a debt of gratitude for what they did. Except for them, our lives would not be anywhere near what they are today and we owe them all the thanks.
Allan has just left us and leaves behind a wife, adult children, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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