As with many LaRue County families, the Marvin Allen family has served their country long and well.
Four of five sons answered the call to service during World War II. Harvey, Leamon, Charles and Haynes all served in the Pacific, and were overseas at the same time.
The fifth son, Ruel, could not serve because of a heart condition. Ironically, it was his children who represented the next generation in the service. Harold served in Germany, Gussie in the States and Charles in Vietnam.