Terry O. P. Wallace

Headquarters Battery 4th Battalion 42nd Artillery

4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

KIA June 27, 2006

 

 

 

Last Primary MOS
13D-Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist

 

 

 

SFC Terry Wallace of Nebraska. Sergeant Wallace died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle
in Taji, Iraq on June 27. He was 33 years old.

Sergeant Wallace was born in Winnsboro, LA. He graduated from Winnsboro High School, where he ran track and played drums
in the school band. He enlisted in the Army in 1990. In recent years, Sergeant Wallace lived in Bellevue, NE,
with his wife Shunda and daughter Raven.

Sergeant Wallace had several assignments overseas, including other locations in the Middle East. In December 2005,
he was deployed to Iraq with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based out of Fort Hood, TX.
Sergeant Wallace will be remembered as a smart, hardworking man who was honored to serve and defend his country.
Thousands of brave Americans like Sergeant Wallace are currently serving in Iraq.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Sergeant Wallace is survived by his parents J.R. and Mary Wallace; his twin brother Jerry,
as well as several other brothers and sisters.

 

SFC Terry Wallace's decorations

 

Terry is also eligible to receive the
Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal
from the State of Louisiana

 

 

 

 

SFC Terry O. P. Wallace

Photo from Legacy.com

 

 

Terry Wallace

Photo from Legacy.com

 

 

 

 

Terry O. P. Wallace
Birth: Aug. 15, 1972, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 2006, Iraq

Sgt. 1st Class Terry O. P. Wallace, 33, of Winnsboro, Louisiana.
Wallace died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV
during combat operations in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery,
1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Died on June 27, 2006.


Burial:
Gethsemane Memorial Gardens
Winnsboro
Franklin Parish
Louisiana, USA

 

Grave marker for Terry Wallace

Photo by James Stuart from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

SFC Terry O. P. Wallace

 

 

The following is from the State of Louisiana Senate:

 

Regular Session, 2007 ENROLLED
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 38
BYSENATORS MARIONNEAUX,ADLEY, AMEDEE, BAJOIE, BARHAM, BOASSO,
BROOME, CAIN, CASSIDY, CHAISSON, CHEEK, CRAVINS,
DUPLESSIS, DUPRE, ELLINGTON, FIELDS, FONTENOT, B.
GAUTREAUX, N. GAUTREAUX, HEITMEIER, HINES, HOLLIS,
JACKSON, JONES, KOSTELKA, LENTINI, MALONE,
MCPHERSON, MICHOT, MOUNT, MURRAY, NEVERS, QUINN,
ROMERO, SCHEDLER, SHEPHERD, SMITH, THEUNISSEN AND
ULLO
A RESOLUTION
To express the sincere and heartfelt condolences of the Senate of the Legislature of
Louisiana to the family and loved ones of United States Army Sergeant First Class
Terry O. P. Wallace upon his death in ground combat operations in Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Terry O. P. Wallace was a native of Winnsboro,
Louisiana, and a graduate of Winnsboro High School, where he first met the person he
would share his life with, his wife, Shunda; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace enlisted in the Armysoon after graduating
from high school, fulfilling his long held desire to serve his country as a member of its
uniformed services; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace ultimately decided that he would remain
in the Army and make serving his country his career; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace had been posted to a number of overseas
stations during his fifteen-year military experience; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd
Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division based at Ft. Hood, Texas, when the unit
received orders for and was deployed to Iraq; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace had served his country all over the world
but this was his first tour in the Iraqi Theater of Operations; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace was proud to be a part of his nation's war
on terrorism and serving actively in combat; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace was thirty-three years old and involved
in combat operations in Taji, Iraq, on June 27, 2006, when he and his men came under fire
and were engaged by a large, heavily armed enemy force; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace was mortally wounded by enemy fire
during this fierce encounter; and
WHEREAS, while Sergeant First Class Wallace's family grieves now for the father,
husband, son, and soldier they have lost, they are still filled with pride with his love for his
country, his dedicated service to it, and his courage defending it from those who would do
it harm; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant First Class Wallace's wife, Shunda, and his two-year-old
daughter, Raven, must now continue on in a life without his strong presence, carrying his
loving memory in their hearts for the rest of their days.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the Legislature of Louisiana
does hereby extend its most sincere condolences to the family of United States Army
Sergeant First Class Terry O. P. Wallace for his ultimate sacrifice in this nation's fight for
freedom and the profound sense of loss that his loved ones feel in his absence.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
family of United States Army Sergeant First Class Terry O. P. Wallace.
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

 

 

 

Quilt made for the family of Terry Wallace by Marine Comfort Quilts

 

 

Marine Comfort Quilts

Marine Comfort Quilt Group is a not for profit ministry whose objective is to provide a memorial quilt of comfort to the next of kin of our fallen military.
Our quilts are made from thirty quilt squares, each containing an inspirational message from it's donor or another serviceman.
Our quilts are stitches of love from those who want so badly to bring comfort, but don't know how to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For tributes to Terry O. P. Wallace click on the following links:

Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Legacy.com