Howard Leslie Ballard

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Cleveland, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CORPORAL AND AS LEADER OF A FIRE GROUP OF COMPANY A, FIRST BATTALION, NINTH MARINES, THIRD MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON GUAM, MARIANA ISLANDS, DURING 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.