Stuart Henry Wallace
Died 7 May 1942
Officially declared dead on 8 May 1943

Stuart Wallace served on the U.S.S. Sims (409). During the forenoon of May 7, 1942, while acting as anti-submarine escort for, and patrolling station ahead of the U.S.S. Neosho (AO-23), the U.S.S. Sims was attacked and sunk by Japanese bombers in the Coral Sea.

The Kingsport Times, 16 June 1942
Stewart Henry Wallace, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ephram Wallace of Route , Kingsport, has been reported by the Navy Department as missing following action in the service of his country, in a telegram received here by is mother, Young Wallace, 18, a seaman second class in the regular Navy, had served since October, 1941, when he enlisted at the Kingsport Navy Recruiting Station, and was transferred for training to San Francisco.
Besides his mother, Wallace´s five brothers and one sister also reside in Kingsport.
The last word his family had from him was a letter written seven weeks ago to his mother from San Francisco. He gave no hint of his ship or his home station but said he was feeling fine.

Stuart Wallace is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of death: 7 May 1942
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Sims (409)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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