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Fort Belknap Indian Community in Phillips County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Belknap Roll of Honor

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call in World War II
This Community Dedicates This Memorial
1941 - 1945
"This prayer we make in penitence that all who pass by here may sense the costliness of human strife , the value of a soldier's life. -- Reverend E.R. Cameron

Theodore DeCelles • Charles DeCelles • Mathew DeCelles • August DeCelles, Jr. • Benjamin R. Kirkaldie • Frank B. Kirkaldie • Gerald O'Bryan • Mavin O'Bryan • James E. O'Bryan • Hamilton Longknife • ★ Joseph Longknife • Paul Plumage, Jr. • Joseph Blackbird • George Speakthunder • Calvin Rigby • George Bigby • George Blackbird, Jr. • Michael Campbell • Thomas Campbell • Thomas Campbell • Ruby Campbell • William Burtch • Christian Windchiff • Curtis Snell • William Snell • Jack Young • Henry First Raised, Jr. • ★ Bryan First Raised • Fred DeLormf • Michael Cochran • Henry Cochran • John Fitzsimmons • Paul Fitzsimmons • Edgar Pipe • James Earthboy • John Adams 2 • James Adams • William B. Adams • Martin Johnson • Aaron Perry • Edgar Johnson • John Minugh • Benjamin R. Stevens • William Parnell • ★
Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker
In Memory of
Charles Ball
CPL USA WWII
Apr 9 1916
Apr 6 1942
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31st Infantry
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David Soldier • ★ Charles Ball • Thomas Ball • John Ball • Wallace Bear • James Ironmaker • Abel Hopkins • Robert Schnaible • Andrew Gray • Roosevelt Gray
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 48° 28.903′ N, 108° 45.453′ W. Marker is in Fort Belknap Indian Community, Montana, in Phillips County. Memorial is on Main Street South near Assiniboine Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harlem MT 59526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Belknap Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vision Quest (within shouting distance of this marker); Airmen Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Fort Belknap rest area, just off U.S. Highway 2 behind the casino.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Corporal Charles Ball & Private Joe Longknife
Thank you for acknowledgement of these two brave warriors. The two markers at the Fort Belknap Veterans Park are those of my Great-Uncle Charles Ball and Joseph Longknife. Neither returned from Bataan, Luzon, Philippines. CPL Ball is currently listed as MIA during the surrender and fall of Bataan. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously. Private Longknife, who survived the Bataan Death March, was among the U.S. serviceman killed when the Japanese Hellship
Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
3. Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker
Memory of
Joseph Longknife
PFC U.S. Army World War II
May 15 1915 Sep 7 1944 BSM PH POW
Shinyo Maru was torpedoed by the USS Paddle off the coast of Mindanao in 1944. neither soldier's remains were ever recovered. My Grandfather Thomas Ball served on the front lines in North Africa and Italy.
    — Submitted April 21, 2022, by George Ball of Harlem, Montana.
 
Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
4. Fort Belknap Roll of Honor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Nov. 27, 2022