Balog, George, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1985-1985, Bergstrom Air Force Base
Service Years
1955 - 1985
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit, Michigan
Last Address
San Antonio, TX

Date of Passing
Sep 15, 2008
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
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Not Specified

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Air Force Retired

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Cold War Medal

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Last Known Activity
Nov. 9, 1933 - Sept. 15, 2008

Lt. Col. George Balog, 74, USAF (Ret), passed away on Monday, September 15, 2008, at his home in San Antonio. A memorial Mass is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, followed by a reception at Freedom House Chapel at Air Force Village II, 12455 Freedom Way. A graveside service and interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

A native of Detroit, Mich., he joined the US Air Force in 1955. He graduated from the University of Omaha in 1964. Commissioned in 1956, he flew fighters for over 10 years, including F-86s, F-100s, F-101s, F-102s. He spent a year of missions over North Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 flying F-105s.

He was an instructor of T-37s for the Air Training Command at Craig AFB, Alabama, for several years. He was stationed at Patrick AFB in Florida, Reese AFB in the Texas Panhandle, Wiesbaden and Rhein-Main in West Germany for 3 years, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, South Korea, Keesler AFB, Mississippi and finally at Bergstrom AFB in Austin.

After 30 years in the Air Force, he retired and enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He and his wife, Anne, moved to San Antonio in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Mershon in 2002.

Survivors include, his wife of 49 years, Anne Marie Balog; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Steffanie Balog of Bryan; daughter, Teresa Balog of Austin and son-in-law Jeb Mershon of Austin; grandchildren, Harrison, Cameron and Shelby Balog, Reed and Ian Mershon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Freedom House Hospice of Air Force Village II, San Antonio, or, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association.

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Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on September 21, 2008
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School AssignmentsAir Force Bases/ InstallationsAir Education and Training CommandAir Force Bases/ Installations
  1956-1956, 0006, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1967-1967, 1021A, Craig Air Force Base
  1967-1969, 1021A, Air Education and Training Command
  1985-1985, Bergstrom Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Omaha
  1960-1964, University of Omaha
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-86 Sabre  F-100 Super Sabre  F-101 Voodoo  F-102 Delta Dagger  
F-105G  Wild Weasel  T-37 Tweet  
  1956-1967, F-86 Sabre
  1956-1967, F-100 Super Sabre
  1956-1967, F-101 Voodoo
  1956-1967, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, F-105G Wild Weasel
  1967-1968, T-37 Tweet
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