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Allen J Lynch

Born: 1945, in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Lynch was born in Chicago. After the Vietnam War, he moved to Gurnee.

Biography: Allen J. Lynch is a native of Illinois, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Medal of Honor recipient, with a lifelong career of devoted service to U.S military veterans.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction


Selected Titles

Zero to hero :
ISBN: 0998968927 OCLC: 1064723551

The author recounts his life experiences, from growing up on Chicago's South Side and living through several years of intense bullying, to his Army service in Vietnam and his acts that earned the Medal of Honor, to his life after military service and grappling with PTSD.