HENRY BALLEW JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

HENRY BALLEW JR

WALL NAME

HENRY BALLEW JR

PANEL / LINE

20W/53

DATE OF BIRTH

08/09/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ATLANTA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fulton County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR HENRY BALLEW JR
POSTED ON 7.27.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Henry Ballew, Jr. (MCSN: 2584132), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company A, First Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 27 July 1969, during Operation IDAHO CANYON, Company A was conducting a patrol approximately seven miles northwest of Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province. As Lance Corporal Ballew's squad was crossing a stream, the Marines came under intense hostile automatic weapons fire. Reacting instantly, he fired at the enemy and killed one of the hostile soldiers. Realizing the danger to several of his men who were still in the water, Lance Corporal Ballew unhesitatingly rushed up the stream toward the enemy firing his weapon and simultaneously directing the actions of his men. Fearlessly providing protective fire to cover the movement of squad members, Lance Corporal Ballew continued his selfless actions in the face of intense enemy fire until he was mortally wounded. His heroic action inspired all who observed him and enabled his companions to move out of the stream and defeat the enemy force. By his courage, bold initiative and steadfast devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Ballew upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 6.5.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Bowen

Schoolmate.

"Greater love has no Marine than this, than to lay down his God-given life for his brothers.

Mike Bowen
Semper Fidelis
Bass High 1967
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POSTED ON 11.6.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL BALLEW,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. ELECTION DAY IS NEAR AND VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING - SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2014
POSTED BY: Harris Mathis

Henry Ballew

Henry may you Rest In Peace forever my Friend. Henry was a classmate of mine at Bass High School in Atl.Ga. We had a few classes together and I remember him in ROTC. I joined the Marine Corps after Henry had and did not find out of his death until much later. Henry was and easy going person and was full of life.
He gave of his all and was given the Silver Star for his actions during his time in Viet Nam. We are free today because of men and women like Henry who gave of their all for our freedom.
Semper Fi my Brother L/Cpl Henry Ballew
Harris Mathis Sgt. U.S.M.C. 69-75
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POSTED ON 1.31.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Henry Ballew Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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