Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 12, 2012

Command Sgt. Maj. Arnold W. Wallace

Nov. 13, 1922 - Dec. 8, 2012


— Command Sgt. Maj. Arnold W. Wallace, 90, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Framingham, Mass., to Arnold Augustus and Helen (McCann) Wallace. Arnold was married for 51 years to Stella (Jackson) Wallace, and she preceded him in death.

Arnold was drafted to the Army in 1943 and served until 1974. During World War II, he was with the company chemical mortar battalion attached to the 8th Regiment, 4th Infantry. He rose to the rank of command sergeant major, received the Purple Heart, and was in Operation Overlord on D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. During the Korea War, he was with Headquarters Company 8227th Army Unit. He served in the anti-aircraft unit and I-Cor Artillery Headquarters. In the Vietnam War, he was with the 1st Cavalry Division until his retirement in 1974.

Arnold was a member at Fairfield Christian Church, the DAV No. 28, Grotto, and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are two daughters, Tammy A. Wallace-Obin, Nashua, N.H., and Terri Ann Armstrong of Raymond, N.H.; three great-granddaughters, Paige A. Doda, Aurora, and Blossom Armstrong; and his loving companion for the last 17 years, Mary Stone.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Arnold and Helen; wife, Stella Wallace; and son, Terry A. Wallace.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today at Fairfield Christian Church, 1476 E. 400 South, Kokomo, with Masonic services to start and military rites to conclude the services. Pastor Lynn Coleman will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DAV No. 28. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son funeral home of Russiaville has been entrusted with the funeral services.