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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private
Service Years
1917 - 1918
MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Home State
Vermont
Private

Expert Infantryman


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Sep 26, 1918
Service to 1918
102nd Infantry Division
102nd Infantry Division
Rank
Private
Location
Marcheville - France
MOS
605-Heavy Machine Gunner
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1918 - 1918
26th Division/HHC
26th Division/HHC
Rank
Private
Location
Marcheville - France
MOS
566-Duty NCO
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1918 - 1918
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
Frederick E. Ballard, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion. For extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, Sep 26, 1918. He displayed remarkable courage and collness during t... More
1918
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary ... 
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1918
Army Wound Ribbon (WWI)
Criteria
The Wound Ribbon was to be awarded to each officer or enlisted man who was "honorably wounded in action."
Description
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary ... 
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1918
Vermont National Defense Medal
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
WWI Victory Medal
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Vermont Active Duty for Training Ribbon
Criteria
Awarded to members of the Vermont National Guard who have honorable service and who have successfully completed an Active Duty Training Course while a member of the Alabama National Guard subsequent t... More
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Vermont Active Duty for Training Ribbon
Criteria
Awarded to members of the Vermont National Guard who have honorable service and who have successfully completed an Active Duty Training Course while a member of the Alabama National Guard subsequent t... More
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Vermont Service Ribbon
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Vermont Duty Ribbon
Criteria
Awarded by joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature to any person who served honorably in the active Louisiana National Guard while in State Service and who during the period of honorable service... More
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Vermont Patriots Medal
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Vermont Veterans Medal
Comments
Last Known Activity
See page 286 of citation given;

Ballard, Frederick E. (deceased), 109677, Private, Company C, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division.

Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross ... 
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1918
Somme Defensive Campaign
Description
Somme Defensive, 21 March - 6 April 1918. The German high command decided to attack on the British-held Somme front in the direction of Amiens. A breakthrough at this point would separate the French f... More
1918 - 1918
Aisne-Marne Campaign
Description
Aisne-Marne, 18 July - 6 August 1918. Several days before the Germans launched their abortive Champagne-Marne drive, the French high command had made plans for a general converging offensive against t... More
1918 - 1918
Battle of Chateau-Thierry
Description
SThe Battle of Château-Thierry was fought on July 18, 1918 and was one of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) under General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. It was a battle in W... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Campaign
Description
Meuse-Argonne, 26 September - 11 November 1918. At the end of August Marshal Foch had submitted plane to the national commanders for a final offensive along the entire Western Front, with the objectiv... More
1918 - 1918
St. Mihiel Campaign
Description
St. Mihiel, 12 - 16 September 1918. By September 1918, with both the Marne and the Amiens salients eliminated, there remained but one major threat to lateral rail communications behind the Allied line... More
1918 - 1918
102nd Infantry Division
102nd Infantry Division
Rank
Private
Comments
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Private
1917 - 1918
Service from 1917

 
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