Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Henry Balch
Pharmacist's Mate First Class
—United States Navy —
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 38° 30.747′ N, 77° 18.51′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Catlin near Russell Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the outside of the Quantico Naval Health Clinic on the Quantico Marine Corps Base. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3259 Catlin Avenue, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barber Fitness Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jordan Hall (approx. In Commemoration of the Secretaries' First Conference (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mann Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kelly Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); H-3-7 Korea 1950 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molly Marine (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Also see . . . John Henry Balch - Medal of Honor Recipient. A brief biography. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Medal of Honor Citation
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to
JOHN HENRY BALCH
Rank and Organization: Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy. Place and Date: Vierzy, France, and Somme-Py, France, 19 July and 5 October 1918. Entered Service At: Kansas City, Mo. Born: 2 January 1896, Edgerton, Kans.
For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, with the 6th
— Submitted December 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Categories. • Heroes • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.