Alvin Lester Ballinger was born 23 July 1921, the sson of Ulysses Grant Ballinger and Margaret Louise Everheart. Pvt Ballinger entered the service in September, 1942 and received his training at Camp Carson in Colorado.  He was sent to England in July and later went to France and Italy.
Pfc Ballinger was killed in action on 5 November 1944 in Italy. He was returned from Pietramala-Mt. Beni, Italy in 1948 and is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery.

The Knoxville Journal, January 18, 1945
Memorial services for Pfc. Alvin L. Ballinger, who was killed in action in Italy Nov. 5, 1944, will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church. Pfc. Ballinger was a son of Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Ballinger of New Market. He entered the Army in September, 1942. Survivors include the parents; four sisters, Josephine, Edna  Faye, Eula Mae and Agnes Ballinger; and three brothers, Riley, Clifford and Grant Ballinger.



  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 July 1921
  • Date of death: 5 November 1944
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: New Market
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, Company A
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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