Wallace, Myron, LTJG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Service Branch
Naval Communications
Last Primary NEC
619X-Limited Duty Officer - Surface Communications
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, Administrative Command, NTC Great Lakes
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Naval Communications
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Brookline, Massachusetts
Last Address
New Canaan, Connecticut
In addition to his ashes being interred in the cemetery, some will also be spread over Vineyard Haven harbor.

Date of Passing
Apr 07, 2012
 
Location of Interment
West Chop Cemetery - Tisbury, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star



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 Duty Stations
NROTC (Faculty Staff)COMNAVBASE/Commander Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, HIUSS Anthedon (AS-24)US Navy
NAVSTA Subic Bay, PINTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1943-1943, University of Southern California NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1944-1944, COMNAVBASE/Commander Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1944-1945, USS Anthedon (AS-24)
  1944-1945, Commander, Allied Naval Forces, Southwest Pacific Area/Commander, Allied Naval Forces, West Australia
  1945-1945, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1945-1946, Administrative Command, NTC Great Lakes
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1935-1939, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Notes: LTjg Mike Wallace, USNR WWII2
  Mar 04, 2013, General Photos7
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LTjg Myron Leon Wallace, USNR
Mike Wallace, journalist


Mike (Myron Leon) Wallace, whose family's surname was originally Wallik, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace. His father was a grocer and insurance broker. Wallace attended Brookline High School, graduating in 1935. He graduated from the University of Michigan four years later with a Bachelor of Arts. While a college student he was a reporter for the Michigan Daily and belonged to the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

Mike joined the Navy in December, 1943, at the age of 25, and served on the USS Anthedon AS-24, in the Pacific, as a Submarine Force communications officer, and later as officer in charge of radio entertainment at Great Lakes. He returned to commercial radio in 1946, acting in and announcing a variety of programs. For a period of five years, he was known around Chicago as “Mr. Radio.” 
   
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Awards for Journalism:
Wallace's professional honors included 21 Emmy Awards, among them a report just weeks before the 9/11 terrorist attacks for an investigation on the former Soviet Union's smallpox program and concerns about terrorism. He has also won three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, a Robert E. Sherwood Award, a Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Southern California School of Journalism and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the international broadcast category. In September 2003, Wallace received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, his 20th. Most recently, on October 13, 2007, Wallace was awarded the University of Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
   
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