The Garden Island
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Funeral Notices

JUSTIN GUY BALLOU, III Colonel Justin Guy Ballou, III (Retired), died of cancer on October 13, 2017. Guy was born to Virginia Ballou and CDR. Justin Guy Ballou in Providence, RI in 1944. He graduated from North Kingstown High School in 1963. His Bachelor of Science in Management was from Embry Riddle University and Master of Science from Kansas State in Computer Engineering. He joined the Army in 1967 as a private and 29 years later retired as a Colonel. He served in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Viet Nam as a Scout pilot where he received a Silver Star, 2 DFCs, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, 33 Air Metals 2 for Valor. He commanded 2nd Armored Division’s Air Cavalry Troop, the Attack Aviation Battalion in the 9th Motorized Division and Combat Aviation Brigade in the 25th Infantry Division. Between aviation assignments, Guy worked as a staff officer in computer related areas in Western Command in Hawaii, CINCPAC in Hawaii and Commanded the Personnel Information Command for the Army in Washington DC. At retirement in 1996, Guy received the Distinguished Service Metal. Guy’s passions after retiring from the Army was racing sailboats and oil painting. Guy married LTC Valerie C. Vares in 1985 on the beach in Maui. He is survived by wife Valerie, mother Virginia, & sisters Chris and Kelle. Guy will be buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements Provided By: Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary