Norman Wallace

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Norman A. Wallace, age 93, passed away on Oct. 26, 2011.

Norm grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts where he excelled in athletics and academics. He was offered a college football scholarship but declined the opportunity because of the economic times of the Great Depression. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and during World War II fought at the Battle of the Bulge, where he was captured and remained a prisoner of war until the war's end. Following WWII, he was recruited into the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps and served in the Korean War and in Germany during the "Cold War".

He retired from the Army in 1962, then worked as a Special Investigator for the California Divisions of Corporations until 1974. After his retirement, Norm bought a ranch in Milton-Freewater where he raised Morgan horses, listened to classical music, read voluminous amounts of history and German literature and served in the Civil Air Patrol.

Norman is survived by his wife Jean of 68 years and his three children, Thomas, Robert, and Kathryn.

Friends are invited to attend services at St. James Episcopal Church, 719 Pierce St, Milton-Freewater on Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. Concluding services and interment with military honors will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St, Milton-Freewater, Oregon in charge of arrangements.

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