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RAYMOND FRANCIS PARKS

RAYMOND FRANCIS
PARKS
  • Wall Name:RAYMOND F PARKS
  • Date of Birth:10/29/1931
  • Date of Casualty:7/15/1963
  • Home of Record:DENNISON
  • County of Record:TUSCARAWAS COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 25
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:LZ

JACK LANCE GOODMAN

  • Wall Name:JACK L GOODMAN
  • Date of Birth:9/1/1928
  • Date of Casualty:7/18/1963
  • Home of Record:BONIFAY
  • County of Record:HOLMES COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:MSGT
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 25
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

CARL HERSHEL BALLARD


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • To my Uncle Butch

    Posted on 8/2/17 - by Lisa Richardson blueskyeyes1956@yahoo.com
    I barely remember you Uncle Butch, but I do know who you were. I am sorry that you lost your life there and how you lost it. But, you live in our memories!
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/9/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Staff Sergeant Carl Hershel Ballard, Served with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, Delta Aviation Battalion, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV).
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/5/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 5 BALLARD,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. ELECTION DAY IS NEAR AND VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING, MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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  • My Uncle "Butch" Ballard....

    Posted on 6/12/16 - by Lisa Marie Richardson twosistersandaguy@yahoo.com
    I was very young when Uncle Butch was killed... he was the first Oklahomian to be killed (by friendly fire) in the Vietnam War...
  • Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 5/1/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP5 Carl H. Ballard was an infantryman serving with 114th Aviation Company, Delta Aviation Battalion. On July 18, 1963, SP5 Ballard was fatally wounded when a confused exchange of fire took place between American personnel at his company’s air strip. The shooting was triggered by a false alarm when a guard posted at the air strip at Vinh Long shot at what he believed to be approaching Communist guerrillas. Another U.S. guard opened up immediately afterward, creating the illusion of a hostile force moving on the strip. Two U.S. groups joined in the shooting under the impression the original fire was from enemy forces. Another U.S. serviceman was wounded in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.