David W. Wallace
U.S. Marine Corps
1964 - 1975
Staff Sergeant David William Wallace, a Staten Island native, joined USMC at the ripe age of 18. He served his country proudly and completed 2 tours in the Vietnam war. A military heavy equipment operator who was also a sharp shooter. He received the following commendations; Purple heart, Republic of Vietnam meritorious unit commendation, Combat action ribbon, Good conduct medal, National
defense service medal, and the Vietnam service medal.
He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, and Camp LeJune, NC. David was an honorable man. He married his childhood sweetheart Adrienne; they had three daughters, Shenequa, Tina, and Christaylia.
After returning from the Vietnam war David, his wife and their children moved back to NY. They briefly returned to SI, before finally settling in Jamaica Queens. He worked as a Pressman for many years. As a pressman he was also a union representative and shop steward. He retired in 2006; David
and his wife relocated to North Carolina and brought a home. He became ill shortly after retiring and succumbed to his illness in 2007.
He is survived by his wife Adrienne, 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
He followed the military tradition; his father Fairfield was a WW I Army veteran. His grandson Sherard Edwards continues the family military legacy. He is also the younger brother of 2022 banner recipient Leon J. Wallace.
Submitted by Christaylia Wallace-Dutailly and Sponsored by Lisa Wallace