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LCpl Patrick Dewey Ballew
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1949
Livingston
Polk County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1969
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Patrick, the son of George W. Ballew Jr. and Dorthy D. Ballew of Overland Park KS, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on August 7, 1967 in New Orleans LA. He arrived in Vietnam on July 21, 1968 assigned with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

A patrol west of Phuong Thu in Dien Ban District were fired on with automatic weapons by the enemy killing one Marine in the initial burst and pinning the remainder of the men down. Unable to retrieve their fallen comrade the men requested artillery support and a reaction force. During the ensuing fire fight which continued between the opposing forces, two more Marines were killed in action and a corpsman was wounded. When contact was finally broken, the casualties were recovered and evacuated. LCpl Ballew was one of the men killed in action by the hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

Patrick Dewey Ballew
Russell James Everett Hevern
Glenn Wayne Romero
 
 
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  George W Ballew (1923 - 1971)
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C Site 643
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 319543
LCpl Patrick Dewey Ballew
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- Steve
 Added: Jun. 25, 2017
Remembering you today on your birthday for your service and sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Dewey Ballew. Rest in peace.
- Steve
 Added: Jun. 25, 2016
You paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service.
- Steve
 Added: Dec. 1, 2015
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