HOBART M WALLACE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 34E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

HOBART MCKINLEY WALLACE JR

WALL NAME

HOBART M WALLACE JR

PANEL / LINE

34E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

10/10/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SHARON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kanawha County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LTC

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POSTED ON 3.2.2019

Final Mission of MAJ Hobart M. Wallace Jr.

At approximately 3:25 AM on January 19, 1968, MAJ Hobart M. Wallace Jr. and CAPT Patrick P. Murray departed Chu Lai Air Base as the pilot and bombardier/navigator of a USMC A-6A Intruder, call sign Omaha, from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 (VMFA [AW]-533) on a single strike mission in support of the U.S. 7th Air Force. The target was the Vinh Yen Army barracks, approximately 24 miles northwest of Hanoi, NVN. The last electronic contact with the aircraft was at 4:48 AM when the crew reported they two minutes from the target. No visual or radio contact could be established after that time. After failing to return from their strike mission, both Marines were put into the status of Missing in Action. A search and rescue mission was conducted with negative results. During the time they were missing, Wallace was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Murray to Major. In April 1986, the remains of the Murray and Wallace were repatriated to the U.S. Murray’s remains were positively identified on December 15, 1986, and Wallace’s remains were positively identified on March 27, 2002. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 7.6.2018
POSTED BY: Teri

You were my first link to the war as a teenager

I wore my bracelet with your name so proudly. I searched many times trying to find out about you and finally read that you had passed.
I have never forgotten your name, your bracelet is with my most precious possessions. I can see that there were many bracelets with your name, and I can assure you that you are not forgotten. I have never met you but I have spoken about you and my bracelet to many through the years.
Thank You so much for all that you did to help keep us all safe.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2018
POSTED BY: Robert Walker

Bracelet

I wore a bracelet with his name on it for a long time as a teenager. I have never forgotten his name or his service.
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POSTED ON 8.23.2017
POSTED BY: Dede G.

Bracelet

I wore my bracelet for Lt Col Hobart Wallace Jr. for many years as a young girl. My mom and brother wore bracelets of different soldiers and their soldiers came home but mine, sadly, did not. I just recently came across my bracelet after many years and moves and I am curious if there is a family member out there that would like to have it. These soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
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POSTED ON 6.8.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Hobart McKinley Jr. Served with the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMA-AW 533), Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12), 1st Marine Air Wing (1st MAW), Third Marine Amphibious Force. Montani Semper Liberi !
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