McCallie Hosts Presentation Honoring Freddy Wallace '40 For Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
McCallie alumni veterans were invited to hear the special presentation in Chapel
McCallie alumni veterans were invited to hear the special presentation in Chapel

Second Lieutenant Fred Wallace, a 1940 graduate of McCallie who was killed at Normandy in the Second World War, was remembered at a special Chapel service on Veterans’ Day, Monday.

With members of Lt. Wallace’s family as well as McCallie alumni who served in the military in attendance, Dr. Duke Richey ’86, who holds the Sen. Howard Baker Chair of American History at McCallie, and his son, senior Duke Richey Jr., presented a moving story of the young McCallie soldier who died when his plane was shot down over Normandy.

Dr. Richey and Duke Richey Jr. participated last summer in a program sponsored by the Albert Small Normandy Institute in which they did research on Lt. Wallace and visited his gravesite at the American cemetery in Normandy.

Following the presentation, members of the Wallace family as well as more than a dozen McCallie alumni were guests at a special luncheon on campus to honor McCallie war veterans.

 

Freddy Wallace '40 in his McCallie uniform
Freddy Wallace '40 in his McCallie uniform

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