A Salute To Our Service, Fire & Police Personnel - September 2019
HERBERT BALTHAS WARD, Jr.
30th. Infantry, 3rd. Division
U.S. Army, World War II
Herbert B. Ward, Jr. , was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, the son of Herbert R., Sr. and Odie Currin Ward. He was raised on the family farm and educated in the public school system.
As required by law, Herbert registered with the Selective Service System indicating his eligibility for the draft in case of war. On 26 April, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia he enlisted into the U.S. Army and was assigned serial number 33635260.
Herbert entered the European Theatre of operations with the 3rd. Infantry Division in combat in southern France. It was here on 29 September 1944 that he was killed in actions with the enemy.
A local site of 48 acres was selected about 230 miles southeast of Paris and in the shadow of the Vorges Mountains on which an cemetery was constructed; the final resting place of some 5300 American soldiers lost in combat. The Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial became the final resting place for Herbert B. Ward, Jr.
A memorial stone was placed in the cemetery of the family's church in Ontario, Charlotte County, Virginia.
Thank you for your service!