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Allen Jere Tillery collection

 Collection — Container: 18.0008 - Object 1
Identifier: 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.


  • Created: 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/28/2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

M. Kelly Tillery (Son of Allen Jere Tillery)

Allen Jere Tillery collection
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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