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   FORT BENNING, Ga., July 20 (U.P.)  --- Pvt Wallace E. Gunn, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed last night when his parachute failed to open during a routine training jump, it was announced today.

[The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, July 21, 1951, Page 20]

Pvt. W. E. Gunn,
Boro Paratrooper

Reprinted from Yesterday's Late Editions
   The funeral of Pvt. Wallace E. Gunn, 22, of 7209 5th ave., a paratrooper who was killed Thursday when his parachute failed to open in a practice jump at Fort Benning, Ga., will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) from Darraugh's Funeral Home,8313 5th ave.  A solemn requiem mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels R.C. Church, 4th ave. and 73d St.  Burial will be in St Charles Cemetery.
   Private Gunn, a native of   Philadelphia, was brought to Brooklyn when an infant, and was a graduate of Our Lady of Angels Parochial School and McKinley High School.  He entered the armed service last Jam, 3, and was making his 6th jump from a plane when he met his death.
   His parents, Patrick and Frances still survive.

[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, Tuesday, July 24, 1951, Page 9]

[courtesy of "loradora"]

Grave marker for Wallace E. Gunn in Saint Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale (Suffolk county), New York.
Wallace was just 17  when, on 11 December 1944, he enlisted in the New York State National Guard for two years.
   He was assigned to Company B, 23rd Infantry Regiment.

   Whether he had a break in service is unknown, but according to his obituary, at left, he entered active duty on 3 January 1951.

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