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Published March 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Wallace McDonald

Wallace "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.

Wallace McDonald

Wallace "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.

Wallace's quiet strength and life-long service to his country are an inspiration to his family and friends. He is loved and sadly missed. Semper Fi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, John Lindsay Coleman; and brother-in-law, Albert "Bud" Coleman.

He is survived by his sister, Beverly Coleman; niece, Susan (Merle) Hanson; nephews, Steven (Betty) Coleman and James (Janet) Coleman; grandnieces, Pauline, Sara, Jennifer, Kyrie, Annah and Leah; grandnephews, John and Paul; great-grandnieces, Dayton, Sonja, Kassie and Abigal; great-grandnephews, Gage, Kobe, Coleman, Brandon, Jasper, Gabriel and Aaron, his cousins; good friends, Romayne and Gill; and his VFW Family.

Visitation: One hour prior to service.

Funeral Service: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

Online guestbook: www.Korsmofuneralservice.com

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