CHARLES D BALLOU
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

CHARLES DAVISON BALLOU

WALL NAME

CHARLES D BALLOU

PANEL / LINE

39W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

02/29/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LANCASTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES DAVISON BALLOU
POSTED ON 2.20.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - November 9, 1968

Enemy Fire Kills Native Of Lancaster

Special to The Inquirer
LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 8.-Maj. Charles D. Ballou, 40, a native of Lancaster, has been killed in combat in Southeast Asia.
According to the U.S. Air Force, Major Ballou was killed by enemy ground fire. His brother, Victor Ballou Jr., of Lancaster, said Friday the Major was with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron. His duties included flying and coordinating close air support strikes with the Green Berets.
Funeral services will be at Arlington Cemetery.
Major Ballou enlisted in the Air Force on graduation from McCaskey High School in 1946. He was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, then returned to active service with the Air Force.
The Major received the Air Force commendation medal for meritorious service as an aircraft performance officer of the 301st Air Refueling Wing, Lockbourse AFB, Ohio, in 1965.
Besides his brother, he is survived by his wife, the former Joan Swearingen, of Chelmsford, Mass., a daughter, Kay; two sons, Thomas and Douglas; and his mother, Mrs. Victor Ballou, of Lancaster.
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POSTED ON 2.12.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Arlington Nat Çem.
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POSTED ON 8.30.2002
POSTED BY: Jim Meade

Remembering Our Lost Brother

"Raven" FAC Charles Ballou lost in Laos 7 Nov 68. "Nevermore"
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POSTED ON 9.27.2001

If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. Charles Davison "Cat" BALLOU, USAF...who died serving our country!!!...HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!...HERE'S ONE FOR YOU, CAT!!!!!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 9.30.2000

To LtCol. "Cat" Ballou

You were one fine Air Force officer and flyer. Unfortunately, you lost your life serving your country. But we will remember your devotion to duty, honor, and country. You loved the Home of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Your sacrifice will NEVER be extinguished from our minds.
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