Bulldogs in Action: How Three Young Men of State Cleared the Way to Victory

The Walter L. Wallace, Sr., Collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from Walter L. Wallace's time at MSU and his Navy career during World War II. Wallace, a native of Laurel, Mississippi, enrolled at Mississippi State College (now Mississippi State University) and majored in business. He was a member of the Famous Maroon band, the 1492 Club, and Chi Lambda Rho. During World War II, Wallace along with two other former MSU students, George Hammer and Kenneth "K.O." Wise, commanded minesweeping ships charged with protecting the U.S.S. Augusta, the command ship for the entire D-Day operation. This digital exhibit features materials from the Walter L. Wallace, Sr., WWII Collection, which has been generously loaned to Mississippi State University Libraries by his sons Walter L. Wallace, Jr., and Dr. Stephen L. Wallace.