Michael Wesley Ballard (1944 - 2000)

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Burial / Funeral

Barrancas National Cemetery
Section 40 Site 740,
Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Fl

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Last Known Residence

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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Wesley

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1944 - In the year that Michael Wesley Ballard was born, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1945 - At the age of merely 1 year old, Michael was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1964 - Michael was 20 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1989 - At the age of 45 years old, Michael was alive when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

1994 - When he was 50 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Michael Wesley Ballard passed away on February 2, 2000 at 55 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Michael. He was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery Section 40 Site 740, Pensacola, Fl. He was born on June 8, 1944. We are unaware of information about Michael's family or relationships. We know that Michael Wesley Ballard had been residing in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida.

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