Sunday, October 25, 2009

Carrol E. Ballenger

Carrol E. Ballenger

Conflict: World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Unit: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Rank: Private First Class
Serial Number: 34385462
Death: 23 June 1944 in France
Cemetery: Plot H, Row 27, Grave 28, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-mer, France
Medals / Citations / Awards: Purple Heart

Carrol E. Ballenger was born 21 December 1921, a son of Paul Edward and Mattie C. Ballenger of Inman, S.C. He had the following brothers: Charles, Maxie, Bernard, and W. Marshall.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army 10 September 1942. He received his training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Camp McCoy, Wis. He went overseas in November 1943. He was killed in action in France 23 June 1944 and was temporarily interred at the U.S. Military Cemetery, St. Laurent Sur Mer #1, St. Laurent Sur Mer, France, Grave 168, Row 9, Plot M.

American Battle Monuments Commission n.d.
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Military Personnel Record

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