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Allen Jere Tillery collection

 Collection — Container: Publication Memoir
Identifier: 02.18.0008

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Allen Jere Tillery who served with the United States Marine Corps in the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in the Pacific Theater at the battles for Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Guam, and Tinian. This collection includes a published memoir of Tillery's time in service: Well and Smartly Done: a remembrance of war 1943-1945.


  • Creation: 1943-1945
  • Creation: Date acquired: 03/28/2018


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Allen Jere Tillery was born on January 31, 1925, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He worked in his father's gas station and in 1943 enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps for service in WW II.

Tillery was sent to language school and served as a Japanese interpreter for the 22nd Marine Regiment in the Pacific theater. He participated in amphibious landings and combat in the Marshall and Mariana Islands. After the war, he studied at LSU where he met his future wife Betty, completed law school, married Betty, and returned to her hometown in New Orleans to start his law practice. He practiced law for 54 years and was an accomplished and popular public speaker. He served as President of the St. Bernard Parish School Board for many years, President of the Louisiana School Boards Association, Vice-Chairman of the St. Bernard Parish Home Rule Charter Committee, and Chairman of the Board of St. Bernard Bank.  He passed away on March 22, 2017.


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Source of Acquisition

M. Kelly Tillery (Son of Allen Jere Tillery)

Allen Jere Tillery collection 02.18.0008
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US