He was wounded eight times during the Vietnam War, but continued to fight for his country. At one point, Colonel Donald “Doc” Ballard, of Kansas City, threw himself on a grenade after the North Vietnamese Army ambushed his unit. It was that heroic act, that desire and courage to protect the soldiers who lay wounded in the field of battle that earned him the United State’s highest award, the Medal of Honor.
Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Ballard:
Category: Voices of Veterans