|Peter Wallace's father, Mike Wallace had been notified by American consular officials that his son had disappeared. When word came that at body had been found, Wallace made the trip out into the mountainous countryside and there, in the ravine, he recognized his dead son. It was he who identified the body.|
A week later, on September 13, 1962 at the Kamari Village, Peter Wallace was buried on a hill overlooking the rocky ravine into which he slipped and fell to his death. Hundreds of villagers arrived at the burial site by muleback lo attend the service. Village women in black mourning wept as President Andreas Papaioannou of Ihe community gave the last eulogies.
Further up, on a rocky mountainside, stood the old monastery which young Wallace set out to visit a few weeks ago. He slipped and fell to his death. In this PHOTO, standing behind Mike Wallace is his stepson Andrew, and next to him is his son, Chris, 14, with his mother, Norma Leonard, now Mrs. Bill Leonard, and Mrs. Lorraine Wallace. The mayor of Kamari village officiated at a simple civil ceremony.
The week of the tragedy, the local village committee decided to name the site after the young American. A water fountain surrounded by Cypress trees will be set up where he died.