Ballou, Charles Davison, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
Service Years
1946 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Unknown forward base in Laos. His squadron was based at DaNang AB, RVN and he spent at least some time at Phan Thiet, RVN.


Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 031

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 Unit Assignments
20th Tactical Air Support Squadron504th  Tactical Air Support Group
  1968-1968, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1948-1952, United States Naval Academy1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-135 Stratotanker  O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  O-2 Skymaster  
  1965-1965, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1968-1968, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
  1968-1968, O-2 Skymaster
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  Jun 30, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when his O-1 was hit by enemy ground fire while supporting Hmong troops of General Vang Pao in northern Laos.
He is buried in Section 9 Grave 6144 in Arlington.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
Book: "Who Are Those Guys?" by Thomas Mangan
http://www.fac-assoc.org/memorial/memorial02a.html#B
http://public.mapper.army.mil/ANC/ANCWeb/PublicWMV/ancWeb.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154711245
https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/CHARLES_D._BALLOU,_LTCOL,_USAF
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Charles+D++Ballou&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=816828
   
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