"I've been taught that name-calling is one thing, but what you are is another." (Video Interview, 10:23)
Bobby J. Wallace
Bobby Wallace [detail from video]
War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Navy Service Location: Pacific Theater Rank: Boatswain's Mate
The chance not only to serve his country but also to help his cash-strapped family propelled Bobby Wallace into service with the Navy during World War II. And he served for twenty years, mindful that he always had to prove himself, not just as a Navy man, but as a black man.