Ballard, John Richard, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1542, B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry
Service Years
1957 - 1966


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tallahassee, FL
Last Address
Tallahassee, FL

Casualty Date
Aug 29, 1966
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Roselawn Cemetery - Tallahassee, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10E 055 / C, SEC 11, 27

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA1st Battalion, 27th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1965-1965, 1542, 52nd Company, 5th Student Battalion (OCS) Cadre
  1966-1966, 1542, B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry
  1966-1966, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

This Soldier was enlisted from 1957 to Feb 1965 and attained a rank of SP5.
Then OCS in 1965 to 2LT then 1LT and KIA 1966.
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