Allen Jere Tillery collection
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.
- Date acquired: 03/28/2018
- Tillery, Allen Jere (Family)
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This collection is open to all researchers.
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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.
Source of Acquisition
M. Kelly Tillery (Son of Allen Jere Tillery)
- Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guam--History, Military Subject Source: Local sources
- Kwajalein Atoll, Battle of, Marshall Islands, 1944 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans (La.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Shreveport (La.)
- United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 6th
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Northern Mariana Islands--Tinian Subject Source: Local sources
- Allen Jere Tillery collection 02.18.0008
- Michael G. Kasper
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