Allen Ross Culpepper1

Male, #6829, (21 Jul 1944 - 18 May 1969)
Father*Steve C. Culpepper (12 Apr 1916 - 12 Nov 1972)
Mother*Marjorie Elizabeth Stephens (6 Nov 1921 - 2 Apr 2015)
Birth*21 Jul 1944 Allen was born at Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, on 21 Jul 1944.2 
Viet Nam War*between 1968 and 1969 He served in the Viet Nam War between 1968 and 1969. 
Death*18 May 1969 He died at Vietnam on 18 May 1969 at age 24. 
Biography* Allen Ross Culpepper, Class of 1966. Captain
     Born 21 Jul 1944 and graduated from West Point in 1966. He was commissioned in the Field Artillery, served with the 1/28 Artillery in Germany from 1966-1968 before reassignment to Vietnam in Sep 1968. There he served with the 7/9 Artillery Group. His service was truly heroic -- he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest US award for valor in combat. Other awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal, and Commendation Medal. On 18 May 1969, at Long Khanh, South Viet Nam, Allen was killed in ground combat by enemy artillery. From Minden, LA, he was a member of the Methodist Church and was survived by a wife. Allen is the only Culpepper on the Viet Nam Memorial Wall (Panel 24W, Row 039). (Source: Viet Nam Memorial records and an e-mail from David Rich, Class of 1978 and Secretary of the West Point Society in Tallahassee.)3,4,5
Allen Ross Culpepper
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. Douglas Orville Culpepper (#6831), compiler, e-mail address or e-mail address, Douglas Orville Culpepper website & e-mails, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree), 2000-2007.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. E-mail written Jan 2006 to Warren Culpepper from David Rich, Class of 1978 & Secretary of the West Point Society of Tallahassee, e-mail address.
    Allen's obituary appeared in the November 2002 edition of the Assembly, a West Point publication for graduates.
  4. American Battle Monuments Online Database, American Battle Monuments Commission, 2005.
  5. Captain