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 Frank J. “Pee Wee” Wallace

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Frank J. “Pee Wee” Wallace

  • Birth 15 Jul 1922
  • Death 13 Nov 1979
  • Burial Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 48 Lot 148
  • Memorial ID 23261641

US Soccer Hall of Fame. 1950 United States World Cup team. Original name: Frank Valicenti. Best known for his participation as a starter on the 1950 US team that beat England 1-0 in the World Cup, considered by many to be the biggest upset in soccer history. He scored 3 times in seven matches for the United States, twice in qualifying vs Mexico and once vs Chile in the World Cup. He also won two US Open Cup championships in 1948 and 1950 as a member of the Simpkins Ford team of St. Louis. Prior to this he served in the US Army, 191 Tank Brigade, during the Anzio invasion, earning four battle stars and a Purple Heart. He was captured by the Germans and spent 15 months in a POW camp. He was played by Jay Rodan in the 2005 movie "The Game of Their Lives" (aka "Miracle Match") about the 1950 team. He was elected to the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 5 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23261641
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank J. “Pee Wee” Wallace (15 Jul 1922–13 Nov 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23261641, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .