2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2021 8:34 AM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking military decorations of Hershyl Hugh Ballard

    Gayla R. Corley Newbie

      My brother, Hershyl Hugh Ballard was in the Army during World War II. He was a TSgt. was in England and then at least France during the war. He received some military decorations, but I have no idea what they were. His children does not have them. I would like to know what military decorations he received. He went into service in 1942 from Anderson County, Kansas. Is there any way to find out what those military decorations, medals, were?

        • Re: Seeking military decorations of Hershyl Hugh Ballard
          Marcus Bacher Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Corley,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          For former Army personnel, NARA's National Personnel Records Center will verify the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forward the request with the verification to the appropriate Army department for issuance of the medals.  For requesting verification of medals and awards, please use eVetRecs on NARA’s website or complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and send it to NARA's Military Personnel Records, National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002.  Provide as much information as possible in Section II under "other." Please see Military Awards and Decorations for further information.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


          • Re: Seeking military decorations of Hershyl Hugh Ballard
            Elliot Schneider Ranger



            Here is some additional information. The patch in the image that you posted on findagrave.com is considered the 2nd Army, I'm trying to make out his unit crest on his garrison cap.


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