Balentine, Ralph Benjamin, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
4733-Armored Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 4733, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Traverse City
Last Address
Traverse City, Michigan

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
Location of Interment
Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens - Traverse City, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Eighth Army began its offensive northward on 16 September. The ROK I and II Corps were in position on the north side of the perimeter. The U.S. I Corps, composed to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 24th Division, and the 1st ROK Division, was on the Taegu front. The remainder of the Eighth Army, positioned along the Naktong, included the U.S. 2d and 25th Divisions and attached ROK units. Progress was limited at first, but as the portent of the converging attacks became clear to the North Koreans, they fled north with heavy losses in men and materiel. Elements of the 7th Division (X Corps) and the 1st Cavalry Division (Eighth Army) made contact late on 26 September just south of Suwon, thus effecting a juncture of U.N. forces. Organized enemy resistance continued in the Eighth Army sector until the last days of September. Although large numbers of enemy troops escaped through the eastern mountains, more than 100,000 prisoners were captured during this period; by 30 September the North Korean Army had ceased to exist as an organized force below the 38th parallel. However, remnants of the army, fighting as guerrillas, continued to pose a considerable threat to the security of the U.N. forces.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Jun 26, 2011
   
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  107 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Crary, William Burton, 1LT, (1940-1950)
  • Donovan, George Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Foster, Donald
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Moore, Mel, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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