JOEL A BALCOM
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

JOEL ARNOLD BALCOM

WALL NAME

JOEL A BALCOM

PANEL / LINE

16W/22

DATE OF BIRTH

07/26/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

INDEPENDENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jackson County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM3

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOEL ARNOLD BALCOM
POSTED ON 11.3.2011
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Doc. Thank you for your service to our Country and to your Marines.
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POSTED ON 12.11.2010

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 11.18.2010
POSTED BY: Ronald Balcom

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POSTED ON 11.12.2010
POSTED BY: Tom Nicholson

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POSTED ON 9.20.2006
POSTED BY: HMCM John Bruneel, U.S.N. Retired

I'm the One Called Doc

Rest in Peace "Doc"



"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 think 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 your 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

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for both poem & graphic)
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