Arthur Leigh Allen

Robert Delaware filed this request with the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records of the United States of America .
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) for Arthur Leigh Allen, including Form DD-214, all Fitness Report and Counseling forms NAVPERS Form 1610/2 - 1610/1, Enlisted performance evaluation reports NAVPERS Form 1616-1, the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), Cumulative Record of Training (NAVPERS Form 5300/16), history of assignments NAVPERS 1070/605, Navy Training History NAVPERS form 601-4, all military decoration and citations, military training courses.

Arthur Leigh Allen is considered the leading suspect in the Zodiac killings in the Bay Area. Allen, who was reportedly dishonorably discharged from the Navy in 1958, has long been deceased.

Of particular interest would be his military training courses, since there is much speculation about the Zodiac's unusual use of ciphers.

Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.

Name of Veteran: Arthur Leigh Allen
Branch of Service: US Navy
SSN: 576-44-8886 (possible)
Navy Rating: Unknown
Dates of Military Service: 1957 to 1958
Date of Birth: December 18 1933
Date of Death: August 26 1992

News of his death has been widely reported:

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this request, and thank you for your commitment to transparency.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Robert Delaware


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