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Age:   25
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
Date of Death: 9/26/2005
Incident Location: Shaibah, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Brigade
Unit's Base: Fond du Lac, Wis.

Everyone who knew Andrew P. Wallace talked about his upbeat attitude, his love for his family and his passion for teaching. "If there would ever be a poster that needed to depict a soldier, Sgt. Wallace's photo would be on it," said Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls. "His attitude, personality and constant smile were reminders of how much he loved life and doing what he was doing." Wallace, 25, of Oshkosh, Wis., was killed Sept. 26 by a roadside bomb in Shaibah. He was assigned to Fond du Lac. Wallace, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, was a teacher at Emmeline Cook Elementary School and a physical education teacher and coach at Oshkosh North High School. "He was never in a bad mood and always smiling and had positive things to say," said Gary Westerman, a former wrestling coach. "He was an all-around great guy and a great friend." Wallace kept in contact with school staff via a Web site and posted photos so the kids could see war. When he was preparing to leave overseas, students at Emmeline placed their footprints on a banner that read, "Wherever you go, we will follow."
Source: Associated Press
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