Veterans' Memorial Project

Richard Frank Wallace

Evanston, IL

Vietnam War

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: 1960

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 08/09/1936

Date of Death: 08/24/1965

Captain Wallace was among 58 persons killed in a crash of a C-130 transport in the bay at Hong Kong. The plane was carrying U.S. Marines back to Vietnam at the completion of a rest leave. Thirteen men survived. Since he had been stationed at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam, Captain Wallace had flown more than 80 F-4c Phantam jet missions.

– taken from Alumni Association archives

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