Lt Ken Ballard, my hero!

 

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Life in Iraq

5.11.03- 5.30.04

 

Lt Ken Ballard was stationed in Iraq with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division from Friedburg, Germany.  The battalion left for the Middle East on May 11, 2003, landed in Kuwait and shortly thereafter left for Baghdad.  The were located in Sadr City on 10.09.03 and stayed there until mid April 2004.  After the battles of April 4-6, 2004 the battalion was moved south- some units to AL Kut, some to An Najaf & Kufa.


 

Thanks to PFC Stanley Gonzales, the driver on Ken's tank, C-21, for sending me so many photographs. 

Digital photography is so great that I can tell the dates the photos were taken.

 

I'll post more photos soon.

3 LT's Ricci, Fittro & Ballard- 02.25.04

Ken in Baghdad 08.11.03

Guarding a School 12.08.03

Stripes Lt- 10.06.03

This is how you do it- 01.05.04

Sleepy boy- 12.24.03

Sunset 04.02.04

Sunset Sadr City 01.19.04

Martyrs Monument 01.03.04

Camp Marlboro Lt's Kellogg & Ballard 01.06.04

Sadr City- 03.22.04

Munitions sweep- White 1 08.02.03

Found a Mountain Dew! - 10.22.03

Fondaw & Smith 12.10.03

Ballard & SSG Gardner 12.18.03

1st Plt E Troop 2-2ACR 12.18.03

1Lts Fittro & Ballard- Gunnery 03.02.04

Saber 04.03.04

C 21- Long, Ballard, Gonzales, Smith going home- 04.03.04

Ken 04.24.04

2nd Plt Saber Monument 04.03.04

Saber Monument 04.03.04

Ballard & Gonzales 04.06.04

Road march from Al Kut to An Najaf

Iraqi Family in Najaf

Note the high tech plywood "armor"

Headquarters

Najaf- 05.21.04 (note: this is the last known photo taken of Ken)


 

Memorial in Najaf

Camp Baker

6.5.04

 

 

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