Serving Country: Deshaunda R. Allen
GLENN HEIGHTS - Army Capt. Deshaunda R. Allen has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal.
The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by either outstanding achievement or meritorious service to the United States in noncombat situations.
Allen, a logistics branch officer with 12 years of military service, is assigned to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas.
She is the daughter of Ronda Allen Tyron of Glenn Heights and Willie Chapple of Dallas.
Her siblings are Devin Allen and Dandric Allen, both of Dallas.
The captain graduated in 1998 from Lake Highlands High School, Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.