Malone, Wallace James


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: 541st Military Intelligence Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 96D – Imagery Analyst

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 21-Oct-1945

Hometown: Oxford, Nebraska

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 22-Dec-1965

Start of tour: 19-Aug-1966

Incident date: 21-Nov-1966

Date of casualty: 21-Nov-1966

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Wallace James Malone died on 21 Nov 1966 in Vietnam as the result of metal fragment wound to head received in hostile ground action.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Russell Louis Halley
SP4 Ray Ellsworth Johnson
SP4 Wallace James Malone
PFC Harry Lee Powers
SP4 Jimmy Linwood Rhodes

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Nebraska, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12E 106 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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