John Henry Balch

John Henry Balch (HM9MS)

Location: Quantico, VA 22134 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.747', W 77° 18.51'

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Pharmacist's Mate First Class

— United States Navy —

Company Corpsman, 1st Battallion, 6th Marines, 6th Marine Regiment, Quantico, Virginia

Petty Officer Balch was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the WWI battle near Vierzy, France on 19 July 1918.

"While under intense machine-gun and high explosive shell fire for over 16 hours Petty Officer Balch at great personal risk, heroically treated wounded and fallen Marines."

The John Henry Balch Clinic - dedicated 21 July 2005.
HM NumberHM9MS
Year Placed2005
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298726 N 4265200
Decimal Degrees38.51245000, -77.30850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.747', W 77° 18.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 44.82" N, 77° 18' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5998 Meyers Ave, Quantico VA 22134, US
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