TITLE

John Henry Balch

AUTHOR(S)
Cutler, Thomas J.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21679239

 

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