Walter D. Ballard, War Hero
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/18/2004 at 06:03:38
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Walter D. Ballard, private, Company B, 16th Infantry. Displaying exceptional initiative and bravery throughout the operations sourth of Soissons, France, July 18 to 22, 1918, he, with extraordinary heroism on July 21, 1918, with two companions, captured two machine guns that were causing heavy losses to his company.
Residence at enlistment: Redfield, Iowa
-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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