MEL R BALLARD
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

MEL ROY BALLARD

WALL NAME

MEL R BALLARD

PANEL / LINE

50E/36

DATE OF BIRTH

12/19/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/18/1968

HOME OF RECORD

REDDING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shasta County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MEL ROY BALLARD
POSTED ON 10.29.2013
POSTED BY: Teresa Abbott

my big brother,my star

Thankyou Mel, this is more difficult than I thought. I live in The Redding area, I bump into people from time to time who went to Enterprise High school with you, You were a track star, a football hero, Baseball slugger, and a Poet. You loved animals,you were always helping others. Some stories make me laugh,and some leave me breathless. I know you are not at your grave, however I visit it often,to gain perspective. Even the Pine tree next to your grave,has grown tall and strong,I grin at that, Until we meet in Heaven,Love from your adoring sister and it is true,THE GOOD THEY DIE YOUNG, Love again, Teresa Jo Ballard Abbott
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POSTED ON 9.14.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mel is buried at Redding Cemetery in Redding, CA.
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POSTED ON 4.18.2008
POSTED BY: Kenny Yager

April 18 68

Still remember you. Kenny Yager 199th Inf.
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POSTED ON 7.8.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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POSTED ON 5.26.2003
POSTED BY: Sam Shipley

Enterprise High School, class of '62

A close friend, think of him often.
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