Saturday June 8, 2013
SM1C Carl C. Wallace, US Navy, WWII Veteran, Westwood, CA
The Patriot Guard Riders having been invited by the family of fallen US Navy - World War II Veteran, SM1C Carl C. Wallace, to stand and honor during his Interment Service at the Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, CA. SM1C Carl C. Wallace served his country proudly from 23 May 1942 to 09 Oct 1945.
SM1C Carl C. Wallace served during World War II as a Signalman 1C aboard what he lovingly called “real wooden boats”. SM1C Carl C. Wallace served aboard the US Navy’s 110’ wooden sub chasers in what was called the “Splinter Fleet”. SM1C Carl C. Wallace participated in numerous campaigns in the South Pacific Theater, including the Battle for Guadalcanal, Battle for Iwo Jima, and the Battle for the Solomon Islands. SM1C Carl C. Wallace was decorated with the following Decorations and Citations - American Theater Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal - Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
After the war SM1C Carl C. Wallace moved from his home town in Monroe, LA to California in 1947 and went to work for Fruit Growers lumber company until they closed then for Collins Pines Lumber Company in the Chester area until his retirement at age 65.
SM1C Carl C. Wallace was a proud US Navy veteran. Because of his love of life, his sense of humor and his love for his family, he will be missed by many.
Rest in peace... Your Mission is complete
RC– Rick “Taildragger” Schultz
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