Francis (Bub) Marion Ballard 

Brothers Officers Army, Navy



Ensign Francis Marion Ballard, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Ballard, l05 Grove Street, received his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve on March 31, when he graduated from the Naval Training School for fighter director and combat operations, School of Radar, at St. Simons Island, GA.

Ensign Ballard spent 11 days leave here, at home, before leaving for Newport, RI, where he has been assigned to active duty with the Naval Fighter Director and Combat Operations.

Ensign Ballard is a graduate of the Eau Claire High School and attended Eau Claire State Teachers College for two and half years.

Flight Officer Norman Ballard, older son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Ballard, received his appointment and wings from the Army Air Corps on December 5, 1943 at Valdosta, GA. He is now pilot on a B-17 and is forming his squadron at MacDill Field, Tampa, FL. He expects to be sent out to active duty soon. He was a student at the state teachers college before enlisting.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Francis (Bub) Ballard was a teacher of mathematics in the Eau Claire School System for many years. He started teaching in Independence, WI.