Sergeant Ball was born on September 28, 1917 in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and died on October 8, 1993 at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
Formerly of Orlando, Florida, Sergeant Ball served thirty years of active duty with the Army. During the course of his career he was awarded the Bronze Star among his other decorations. He was a 31-year member of American Legion Post 294 in Pemberton, New Jersey, and also of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Omaha.
He will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery, where he will join his wife and his comrades in arms.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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