Oct 062011


Edward Harding Ballard

Birth: Dec. 1, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County North Carolina

Death: Mar. 11, 1967 Log An, Vietnam

Cpl Edward Harding Ballard was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Edward died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a landmine. His body was recovered. He was the husband of Mrs. Norma H Ballard, 300 Peterson Drive, Charlotte, NC. He served with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Burial: Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. (Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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