Second Lieutenant John Bomar Balitsaris (ASN: 0-5354162), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action on June 5, 1969 while serving with Advisory Team 49, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam in Southeast Asia.
General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 3471 (1969)
John Balitsaris attended Knoxville Catholic High School
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 22 March 1948
- Date of death: 5 June 1969
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Advisory Team 49
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star, Combat Infantrymans Badge
- Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
- Sponsored by: Tony A. Brooks
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