JAMES I BALCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JAMES IVERSON BALCH

WALL NAME

JAMES I BALCH

PANEL / LINE

19E/21

DATE OF BIRTH

11/16/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

FRESNO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fresno County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES IVERSON BALCH
POSTED ON 5.31.2000
POSTED BY: John Bruneel

'I'm the One Called 'Doc'..."


Rest in Peace "Doc"

John Bruneel, HMCM USN (Ret)



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you thing of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

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