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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Ball

Birthplace: Steubenville, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Steubenville, OH
Middle Name: Homer

Date of Birth: 15 January 1945

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Charles Homer Ball

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Charles Homer Ball
Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps

Charles Homer Ball was born on 15 January 1945 in Steubenville, OH.

On 21 December 1966, Private First Class Charles Homer Ball was serving as a rifleman with D Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, PFC Ball was killed in action by small arms fire.


Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Charles H Ball is inscribed on Panel 13E Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Death and Burial

PFC Charles Homer Ball died on 21 December 1966 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Steubenville, OH.


Honoree ID: 3406   Created by: MHOH




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