• Tribute to Pvt Daniel BALLOW Jr - HQ2/194th GIR

    (November 28, 1922 - January 05, 1945)



    Son of  Mr Daniel BALLOW and Mrs Anna MINDECK, Daniel BALLOW Jr was born on November 28, 1922 in Maple Heights, Ohio. Daniel was a laborer and lived in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. He married this year with Mrs Anna BUSCH.

    He was enlisted on April 09, 1943 at Cleveland, Ohio and received ASN 35058579.

    Private BALLOW was probably immediately sent to Camp McKall, North Carolina for basic training and assigned to the HQ2 Company of the 194th GIR of the new 17th Airborne Division. 

    Daniel BALLOW was severely wounded in action on January 04, 1945 during the first combat of his regiment, in the area of Rechimont, Belgium. He died on January 05.

    His body returned stateside on December 1948 and he is buried now in New Albany National Cemetery, 1943 Ekin Avenue, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.

    His two other brothers were also killed in action :

    - Private William BALLOW, 24 yrs-old died in November 1944 in France.

    - Private First Class Paul BALLOW, 20  yrs-old died in May 11, 1945 at Okinawa.


    This "GI's Tribute" will be later archived in the GI's Tribute - 194th GIR.

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