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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Service Years
1929 - 1943
NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Home State
Virginia
EM-Electrician's Mate
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols


Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Roanoke, Virginia
Wall Coordinates
Section 14, Lot 143S (Cenotaph)
Apr 08, 1943
Service to 1943
USS Triton (SS-201)
USS Triton (SS-201)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Comments
Comments Pending
EM-Electrician's Mate
1940 - 1943
Bronze Star
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1943
USS Triton (SS-201)
Description
USS Triton (SS-201), a Tambor-class submarine, was the first submarine and third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Triton,a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. Her keel was ... More
1943 - 1943
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Chief Engineman William Edward Ballou (NSN: 2655554), United St... 
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1942
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1941
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
USS Narwhal (SS-167)
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Comments
Comments Pending
EM-Electrician's Mate
1937 - 1940
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1938
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1935
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1932
Service from 1929

 
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