Ballard, Frederick, Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 605, 102nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1918
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private


Four Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Vermont
Vermont
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Ludlow

Casualty Date
Sep 26, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Wound Chevron (1917-1932) World War I Victory Button WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded)

Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron Badge of Military Merit


 Unofficial Badges 

Warriors Medal Of Valor Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran





Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
Start Year
1918
End Year
1918

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 World War I as part of the Second Battle of the Marne, initially prompted by a German offensive launched on 15 July against the AEF, an expeditionary force consisting of troops from both the Army and Marine Corps, and the newest troops on the front.

On the morning of 18 July 1918, the French (some of them colonial) and American forces between Fontenoy and Château-Thierry launched a counter-assault under the overall direction of Allied généralissime Ferdinand Foch against the German positions. This assault on a 40 km (25 mi) wide front was the first in over a year. The American army played a role fighting for the regions around Soissons and Château-Thierry, in collaboration with predominantly French forces. The allied forces had managed to keep their plans a secret, and their attack at 04:45 took the Germans by surprise when the troops went "Over the Top" without a preparatory artillery bombardment, but instead followed closely behind a rolling barrage which began with great synchronized precision. Eventually, the two opposing assaults (lines) inter-penetrated and individual American units exercised initiative and continued fighting despite being nominally behind enemy lines.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1918
To Year
1918
 
Last Updated:
Apr 28, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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