HARRISON B BALL
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

HARRISON BRUCE BALL

WALL NAME

HARRISON B BALL

PANEL / LINE

26E/87

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SAULT SAINTE MARIE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chippewa County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HARRISON BRUCE BALL
POSTED ON 7.25.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.....
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POSTED ON 8.24.2019
POSTED BY: Molli

Harrison

Harrison........Honoring you on your birthday....You will never be forgotten.....God Bless
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POSTED ON 6.20.2019

Ground Casualty

On early morning of September 18, 1967, the Cam Lo River in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was swollen by recent monsoon rains. As the river rose, it flooded a defensive position near a bridge on Route TL-8B manned by Marines from L Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. At 2:40 AM, the Commanding Officer of L Company reported that the river was overflowing and many of his positions were under water. He was directed to move to higher ground, and while attempting to do so on the north side of the river, three of his Marines went missing. Another five were reported missing on the south side of the river. Three hours later, helicopters arrived and began evacuating personnel from the danger area. A total of 28 Marines were evacuated and eight were missing. Helicopter reconnaissance of the river was conducted at first light for the missing Marines. At 9:18 AM, three bodies were recovered from the river. At 10:30 AM, another body was located. A twenty-five man search party from L Company,3/4 Marines, was assigned to search the north side while 20 men searched the south side of the river. Two M76 Otters amphibious cargo carriers and an Amtrac amphibious tractor were dispatched to assist the search parties. At 2:30 PM, part of the search party had to be rescued by helicopter because of the rising waters. At 8:30 AM on September 20, 1967, villagers from Cam Thai located a body in the Cam Lo River. The body was later identified as one of the missing Marines from L Company. At 10:30 AM, another body was discovered in the river. The remains were identified as that of a Marine, but not one of the missing 3/4 Marines. They were sent to Dong Ha Combat Base northwest of Quang Tri where they were identified as those of SSGT Nevitt D. Davis from 3rd Force Recon Company, 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. Davis reportedly was drowned three days earlier when the boat he was in capsized while conducting a patrol insertion on the Cam Lo River. The other lost Marines from the flooding at the Route TL-8B bridge were 1LT Thomas F. Regan, PFC Edward C. Statelman, 1LT Henry Babers, SGT Harrison B. Ball, SSGT John W. Boyer, LCPL Richard A. Giuliani, PFC Michael J. Hall, and PFC John P. Vis. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 4.21.2017

Sault Sainte Marie High School Remembers Harrison Ball

Harrison Ball grew up on Carrie Street in Sault Sainte Marie. The school picture is from his senior class of 1964 at Sault Sainte Marie High School. Thanks for the picture goes to school staffers Terry Ferroni, Andre Fortin, the students and other staff members from the high school.
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POSTED ON 11.4.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BALL,
I HOPE SOMEONE WHO HAS A PHOTO OF YOU WILL POST IT. THIS WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOURS. THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. ELECTION DAY IS NEAR AND VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING, MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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