Portraits of American Veterans Project
By Jeanine Hill-Soldner


Allen Jakes
by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Allen Jakes United States Army Specialist 5
Vietnam, X-Ray Technician and Clinic Management
1968– 71

Born in Phillips, Mississippi Allen moved to Chicago as a boy and attended John Marshall High School., Texas College and Roosevelt University pursuing graduate work in education. After enlistment he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and then went on to specialist training in Radiology Technology at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Lester, Alabama. During Allen’s dour of duty in Vietnam he was an X-Ray Technician and Clinic Manager and later after returning to the U.S. he was an X-Ray Tech. at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. After discharge he worked as an Assistant Director of Therapeutic and Recreation Dpt., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Better Boys Foundation of Chicago, G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Home: Lake in the Hills.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 40"
Price: Not For Sale