Fallen Soldier: Scott R. Ball

Scott R. Ball
Dates: Died August 27, 2007
Hometown: Mount Holly Springs, PA
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Master Sergeant
Player: Mats Ege

Master Sergeant Scott R. Ball, 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Penn., was assigned to the 55th Brigade of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. On August 27, 2007, MSgt. Ball was killed when his convoy was attacked during a resupply mission in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

In 1992, MSgt. Ball reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for basic training and completed Airborne School shortly after, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne and served during Desert Storm. After transferring to the Army National Guard, he was assigned to Germany and shortly after his assignment, finished air assault school.

Among the many medals and awards he received during his career, were the Bronze Star medal and the Purple Heart.

“We looked to him to put his stamp on our younger members of the unit because we wanted them to emulate his performance,” said Sgt. Jonathan Mays.

MSgt. Ball’s son is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.