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 11.7.2012
POSTED BY: Jordan

To an amazing guy

Mr.Henry Ballew jr. you were a great man. at the age of 18 you joined the marines, that is more of a sacrifice than most are willing to make at that age. Not only did you join the marines, but you served them valiantly.You made the ultimate sacrifice, you gave your life for your country at the age of 19 and for that i thank you. you will always be remembered Mr. Ballew

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POSTED ON 7.27.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star



Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War



The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Henry Ballew, Jr., 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.



Action Date: July 27, 1969



Service: Marine Corps



Rank: Lance Corporal



Company: Company A



Battalion: 1st Battalion



Regiment: 3d Marines



Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF

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POSTED ON 1.11.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Henry is buried at Marietta National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2011

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 7.22.2009

A 1/3/3

I was with Henry in Nam in 69. We were in the same squad together. I was wia 26may69 and a couple of months later Henry was kia.

Rest in peace my Brother. You will never be forgotten.
Semper Fi

Joe
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