Nine Years Later: My Journey of Loss and Healing

Sun. May 26, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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Nine Years Later: My Journey of Loss and Healing

We invite you to join us for a very special, invitation-only event featuring guest speaker, Jennifer R. Ballou, Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired), as she shares her story as a Veteran and Gold Star Spouse.


Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Museum Great Hall

Doors open at 6:00 pm for Private Museum Access and Refreshments


Master Sergeant Jennifer R. (Loredo) Ballou is originally from Mentor, Ohio and is the oldest of six children. In June of 1994, three weeks after her high school graduation, she enlisted in the United States Army as a Dental Assistant. Jennifer served for 21 years, eventually retiring in May 2015. She held numerous leadership positions throughout her Army career culminating as the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the United States Army Resilience Directorate, Army G1, Pentagon.



She also served as First Sergeant, 257th Dental Company (Area Support), 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC. It was during this assignment while deployed to Afghanistan that her husband, SSG Edwardo Loredo, died from wounds received under hostile fire, and her life changed forever.

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National Veterans Memorial and Museum 300 West Broad Street
Columbus , OH 43215