LOUIS R BALOG
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

LOUIS ROBERT BALOG

WALL NAME

LOUIS R BALOG

PANEL / LINE

37E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

07/17/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TUYEN DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MONROE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monroe County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOUIS ROBERT BALOG
POSTED ON 7.17.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Louis Robert Balog III, Served with Detachment A-234 (An Lac), Company B, 5th Special Forces Group, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2019

My Uncle SGT Louis R Balog

Uncle GiGi, you will forever be remembered in our family. We are all very proud of you.You never meant your nieces and nephews, but we all know you very well, thanks to grandma, grandpa and your brothers and sisters. Your family misses you and honors you always..Love your niece Kelly
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POSTED ON 11.6.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BALOG,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SPECIAL FORCES QUALIFIED RADIO OPERATOR. 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 2.4.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Louis Robert Balog
Date of birth: June 17, 1945
Date of death: February 4, 1968
Home of record: Monroe Michigan
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Louis Robert Balog (ASN: RA-55826256), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Detachment A-234, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Balog distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 4 February 1968 while serving as Special Forces advisor to a Vietnamese company during the Lunar New Year battle for Dalat. While conducting a fierce house to house fight to drive out determined Viet Cong elements in the city, his platoon was trapped in an open intersection by small arms and automatic weapons fire from four houses. Sergeant Balog quickly realized the vulnerable position his men were in and stood up amid a hail of bullets to deploy them for a counterattack on the hostile positions. Completely ignoring his personal safety, he repeatedly braved withering fire and moved among his troops to encourage them and direct their fire. As he led a fierce charge into the face of the enemy weapons, he was mortally wounded. Sergeant Balog's gallantry in action, at the cost of his life, was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam, General Orders 980 (March 4, 1968)

Action Date: February 4, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Detachment A-234

Regiment: 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Division: 1st Special Forces
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POSTED ON 11.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Louis Robert Balog, 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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