Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Allison Fortado Ball. Allison served from 2002 to 2011.

Allison commissioned as a Medical Service Officer after she graduated from Texas Christian University in 2002. During her career, she served at both Fort Campbell and Fort Sam Houston. She deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Allison was honorably discharged in 2011.

She was awarded a Bronze Star, the Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Combat Medical Badge.

Since leaving the military, Allison spends time her family and is an active advocate in Veterans organizations in Puyallap, Washington.

Thank you for your service, Allison!

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Oct. 15, 2017

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  1. Alice T Long October 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    God bless each one of you for your dedication, your courage and your commitment and service. Thank you for the sacrifices you made by serving our country. Thank you.

  2. William Appleby October 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Hoorah Captain Ball. Nothing against your service we Medics serve and stick together, but the VA Media got the wrong CMB. The one in your photo is a second award and awards are for current war theaters. I hope you do not get the opportunity to be awarded that badge, instead stay home and take care of that beautiful family. But if you go, I got your back! Let’s do this!
    OIF 2003-2005

  3. Ronald T. Blaise October 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for your selfless service young lady!

  4. C Denney October 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for your service. Outstanding job.

  5. David R Lampman October 20, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I salute you. David R. Lampman 2/9 Golf Co. 3 rd Marines Cam Lo

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