Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Allen J Lynch  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1945, in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Lynch was born in Chicago. After the Vietnam War, he moved to Gurnee.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allen J. Lynch is a native of Illinois, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Medal of Honor recipient, with a lifelong career of devoted service to U.S military veterans.


Published Works

  • Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior,Pritzker Military Museum & Library ,2019


Selected Titles At Your Library

Zero to hero :
ISBN: 0998968927. OCLC Number:

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The author recounts his life experiences, from growing up on Chicago's South Side and living through several years of intense bullying, to his Army service in Vietnam and his acts that earned the Medal of Honor, to his life after military service and grappling with PTSD.


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