John Henry Balch

Cutler, Thomas J.
July 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p94
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information on the services of soldier, John Henry Balch in the U.S. Navy during the World War I. He was a university student, who answered the call to service in the U.S. Navy in May 1917 and was assigned the duty of a corpseman. At the Battle of Vierzy in France, he attended the injured in the midst of heavy machine-gun fire and shell explosion. At the Battle of Somme-Pay, he established an advanced dressing station under heavy shellfire. He got the Medal of Honor award after the war.


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