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Fred Clute Wallace Edit Profile

army officer.

Fred Clute Wallace, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, (Army), Legion of Merit (Navy). member Field Artillery Board, 1931-1935; Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Scabbard and Blade, honorary; member Auburn “A”.

Background

Wallace, Fred Clute was born on July 1, 1887 in McMinnville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Percival Sumter and Mary Susan (Rains) Wallace.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1910. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1931, Army War College, 1936.

Career

Killed in action, Normandy, July 19, 1944), George Magoun World War II Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1910, advanced through ranks to major general, 1942. Served in 3d, 2d, 14th, 313th and 18th Field Artillery. Director department gunnery and materiel, Field Artillery Basic School, 1919-1922.

Chief, R.O.T.C. section, Office Chief of Field Artillery, 1922-1924. Member Field Artillery Board, 1931-1935. Commandant and commander, R.O.T.C., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1936-1939.

Executive officer, Office Chief of Field Artillery, 1939-1940. Div. artillery commander, 4th Motorized Division to September 1941. Commanding 4th Motorized Division, October 1941-June 1942.

Commanding 5th Service Command, July, 1942-September 1943. Commanding Espiritu Santo Island Command, October 1943-November 1944. Commanding Army Garrison Forces, Army Post Office 331, November 1944-1945.

Commanding Okinawa Combined Base, April-September 1945. Retired April 30, 1946.

Membership

Member Field Artillery Board, 1931-1935. Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Scabbard and Blade, honorary. Member Auburn “A”; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married George Butler Magoun, April. Children: Fred Clute Junior.

father:
Percival Sumter Wallace

mother:
Mary Susan (Rains) Wallace

spouse:
George Butler Magoun

child:
Fred Clute Jr Wallace