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By Tim Leeds 

Memorial for WWII hero set for Milk River Indian Days


Cpl. Charles Ball

A highly decorated veteran of World War II will be honored Saturday during Milk River Indian Days, 71 years after he died in the Pacific Theatre.

George Jay Ball, grandnephew of U.S. Army Cpl. Charles Ball, said the soldier was declared missing-in-action April 6, 1942, and declared a casualty Oct. 6, 1942.

Extensive searches to find his remains have been unsuccessful, Ball said, and he decided it was time to honor his relative.

"It's a special deal for a special person," Ball said. "He gave everything he had, and we want to honor him appropriately."

A memorial ceremony will be held Sat...

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