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CDR JOHN "Rusty" CHELSEA ALLMAN, USN

CDR JOHN "Rusty" CHELSEA ALLMAN, USN
1943 - 2017


John "Rusty" Chelsea Allman was born in Dallas, Texas on April 21, 1943, the son of Captain John Chelsea Allman and Elizabeth Gowdey Alllman. Prior to being commissioned in the US Navy, Rusty earned a B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin. He and his bride, Kay White Allman, began their life together on July 2, 1966 at which time he reported to Pensacola, FL for Navy flight training, where he earned his wings. Along with many other recognitions during his distinguished career, Rusty was awarded Flight Instructor of the Year in 1971. He was the first Adversary Pilot graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, "Top Gun". Rusty was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal for the design and implementation of this important program. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam as a fighter pilot and earned an MBA and JD before retiring from the US Navy. Upon returning to Austin, Rusty practiced Aviation Law for Slack and Davis and served as an attorney for the US Airways, and Continental Airlines' pilots. He was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas, NROTC Foundation. Governor Abbott, the State of Texas, and the US Senate recognized Rusty for his distinguished career and service to our country.

Rusty and his wife Kay lived a full and adventurous life together. He, Kay and their daughter Chelsea spent a memorable year living in London and traveled to countless unique destinations. His special love of sailing provided his family with treasured hours together. Besides his love for his family, Rusty had a gift for friendship and will be missed by his many friends.

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