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 Ernie Wayne Wallace Jr.

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Ernie Wayne Wallace Jr.

Birth
Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
Death 11 Mar 2008 (aged 64)
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4 Site 1376
Memorial ID 27324858 View Source
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Ernie W. Wallace, Jr., MGST.,

Passed away
3-11-2008 at his home in
North Ferry Farm, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Born
1-30-1944 in
Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia, he was a

Son of the late
Ernie Wallace
and
Susie (Maynard) Wallace.

Survivors include his
Wife,
Donna (Woodard) Wallace and

Donnas' parents,
Clarence Woodard
and
Ruth Woodard;

2 Daughters,
Anne (Alex) Asercion, and
Shelley (Bowen) Stone;

3 Sons,
Jon (Lisa) Wallace;
Chad (Christine) Curtis; and
Bret Curtis; and

9 Grandchildren;

1 Sister,
Kathryn (Jay) Jervis; and

3 Brothers,
John (Wila-Dean) Wallace;
Charlie (Joyce) Wallace; and
Clyde Wallace.

Burial
3-19-2008 at
Quantico National Cemetery

With full military honors provided by the Marine Corps Honor Guard and a Marine Chaplain.

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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lance Corporal Ernie W. Wallace (MCSN: 2034491), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a machine gunner with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, during Operation STARLITE against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam on 18 August 1965. While the platoon to which he was attached was temporarily pinned down by intense mortar, automatic weapons, and small arms fire, Corporal Wallace and one rifle squad took cover in a trench. Realizing that the enemy was closing in on the squad in the trench line, he fearlessly moved into an exposed position and, firing his machine gun from the offhand and assault positions at close range, delivered such devastating fire into the stunned adversary that he personally accounted for twenty-five dead enemy, allowing the squad he was with to maneuver to a more advantageous area. Throughout the rest of the day he was seemingly inexhaustible in his efforts. Time and again he fearlessly exposed himself, as he dashed out into the open to provide cover by fire for the evacuation of wounded Marines in exposed areas. On one such occasion the bipod was shot from his weapon; however, he was not deterred as he continued to fire, accounting for the killing of fifteen more of the enemy. His outstanding performance of duty undoubtedly saved many Marine lives and materially aided the company in turning the tide of battle into a virtual annihilation of a numerically superior foe. Corporal Wallace's extraordinary heroism and inspiring dedication to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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I sincerely appreciate FAG Contributor CITY4SQUARE (FAG Contrb. #49267336) providing to me on 9-10-2020, via an Edit Link, the names of his parents. I also appreciate that someone has posted the Navy Cross Citation documentation. What I DO NOT APPRECIATE is the fact that SOMEONE has added the Citation WITHOUT my knowledge of this addition having been done. This is not the first time that a FAG Memorial which I have posted has had "additional data" added to the biography section. It was my understanding that this could not be done. Has some type of "hacking" occurred? Has anyone else had this happen to a memorial? Also, can anyone, including the FAG Staff, let me know how this happens?
Respectfully,
Della
9-11-2020


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