ELBERT A BALLANCE
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HONORED ON PANEL 44E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

ELBERT ANDREW BALLANCE

WALL NAME

ELBERT A BALLANCE

PANEL / LINE

44E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

11/06/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LOWLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pamlico County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELBERT ANDREW BALLANCE
POSTED ON 8.13.2021
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 11.4.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

NEVER FORGOTTEN

On the remembrance of your 71st birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.16.2019

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

Firebase Birmingham was a U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base approximately seven miles southwest of Hue in Thua Thien Province, RVN. The base was originally established on Highway 547 in March and April of 1968 by the 2nd Brigade, 1st Airborne Division, to support Operation Jeb Stuart. Just before noon on March 16, 1968, the 1/327th Command Post of the 101st Airborne Division reported receiving incoming rounds/missiles/objects of unknown size which caused three large explosions. The blasts created six-foot deep craters that were thirty feet in diameter. One of the rounds hit the Fire Direction Center of Alpha Battery, 2/320th Artillery. Eight Americans were killed in the incident and another thirty-two were wounded, twenty of which required evacuation. The lost U.S. personnel included CPL Elbert A. Ballance, SSG Robert L. Bodine, 1LT Dennis R. Carr, PFC Bruce W. Loiselle, CPL Theodore V. McInnis, SGT Young D. Ogletree, CPL Thomas W. Scott, and SP4 Henry J. Servent Jr. An investigation into the incident determined that a U.S. Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft on a support mission dropped three Mk 82 general purpose 500lb. bombs on the base. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Spot Report, March 16, 1968” at 327infantry.org]
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POSTED ON 11.6.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Elbert Andrew Ballance, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 6.6.2019
POSTED BY: Charles Allen

Remembering an airborne brother

Thua Thien province was a nasty place in 1968, especially the first four months, damn near impossible to escape from unscathed, it was a cruel and unforgiving. I spent a lot of time there with A Co., 1/502nd so I know. I wish that all of us could have made it out of there and back to the world to grow old but that would not be the reality. Thank you for your sacrifice little brother, one day we'll both be young again with not one worry beyond spit shining our jump boots and trying to impress some girls.
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