Wallace McDonaldWallace "Wally" H. McDonald, 85, of Moorhead, MN, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Clayco Care Center in Barnesville, MN.
Wallace Harris McDonald, the son of Lindsay and Gladys (Harris) McDonald, was born January 6, 1928, in Moorhead, where he graduated from Moorhead High School. From 1946 to 1958 he served his country in the US Army (Airborne Infantry) during the Korean Conflict, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. In 1958, he joined the US Marine Corps, serving in Okinawa and Vietnam. Wallace was awarded the Purple Heart after he was wounded while engaging in action against Viet Cong forces in January 12, 1966. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and retired from the Marine Corps in 1968. He then returned to Moorhead where he was employed the VFW where he was also a member.