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George I. Balas Collection

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George I. Balas Collection

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Name:
George I. Balas
 
 
Home State:
TN
Note
Veteran was born in Budapest, Hungary.
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1957-1977
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
Medical Corps
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Guam; Great Lakes, Illinois
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was also part of the underground resistance movement in Nazi-occupied Hungary (1944-45).

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1957-1977
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Navy
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Guam; Great Lakes, Illinois
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a flight surgeon and Anesthesiologist. During World War II, he was part of the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Hungary. In the post-war period, he worked as an interpreter for the 63rd Signal Battalion, US Army.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Grier Goldsmith
Contributor:
Gary Witt
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Lausanne Collegiate School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/38030
Subjects:
Balas, George I.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
George I. Balas Collection
(AFC/2001/001/38030), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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