FULL NAME:

James C. Wallace

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

35240138

  • DATE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1926
  • DATE OF DEATH: Oct 8, 2017
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Aug 23, 1944
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Fort Hayes, Ohio
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    23rd Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company F, 2nd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Rifleman
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖American Defense Service Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal, 🎖Distinguished Unit Citation, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

He was the Independence, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio VFW Commander for some time. He wore his 2nd Division Indianhead insignia proudly! He ran the local "Voice of Democracy" scholarship program, visited elementary schools to teach the Pledge of Allegiance on Flag Day, always gave speeches on Memorial Day and visited many Veterans homes on a regular basis.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    February 8, 1945
  • LOCATION:
    Scheuren, Germany
  • NOTES:
    Diagnosis: Condition due to reduced temperature: Trench foot, New; Location: Foot, generally; CausativeAgent: Cold Injury, Ground Type / Pfc. James Wallace claimed he was holding the line when a tank came up behind them and had warm food which they hadn't had in days/weeks. He told his buddies to go and he would keep watch. The tank took a direct hit killing most of his buddies. He stayed there until medics found him and his hands and feet were frozen and black.
HONORED BY:

Suzan Wallace and Beverly Wallace Anderson, Daughters

NARA - Display Full Records

File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

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