Sgt Harvey L Wallace

Sgt Harvey L Wallace

Birth
Chilton County, Alabama, USA
Death 18 Jan 1945
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 9 Grave 48
Memorial ID 56376177 · View Source
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His next of kin was noted as Mrs. Ruby L. Wallace who resided in Selma, Alabama.

Harvey served as a Sergeant, 1277th Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Chilton County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 17, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in printing and publishing and also as a Widower, without dependents.

Harvey was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 6971550

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson:

Distinguished Service Cross

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Harvey L. Wallace (ASN: 6971550), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1277th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 18 January 1945. Sergeant Wallace's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)
Action Date: 18-Jan-45
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Company: Company B
Battalion: 1277th Engineer Combat Battalion

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56376177
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Harvey L Wallace (unknown–18 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376177, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .