Arnold W. Wallace

KOKOMO, Ind. - Arnold W. Wallace, 90, died Dec. 8, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Framingham, Mass., to Arnold Augustus and Helen (McCann) Wallace. Arnold was married for 51 years to Stella (Jackson) Wallace. She preceded him in death.

Arnold was drafted to the Army in 1943, serving until 1974. During World War II he was in a company chemical mortar battalion attached to the 8th Regiment, 4th Infantry, 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 W ar he was with the 1st Cavalry Division until his retirement in 1974.

Arnold was a member of Fairfield Christian Church, the DAV #28, Grotto, and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are two daughters, Tammy A. Wallace-Obin of 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.


SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Christian Church, 1476 E 400 S, Kokomo, on Thursday, 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. Thursday. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the DAV #28.

Online condolences may be left at Stout and Son funeral home of Russiaville, Ind., has been entrusted with the funeral services.

Published in Union Leader on Dec. 12, 2012