Biographies - Wally Anton
Full Name: Wallace P. Anton
Date Of Birth: 10-27-24
Member: Member
Entered: 7-10-43
Drafted: Yes
Volunteer: No
Where: Los Angeles, CA Ft. MacAuthur
Unit: A/882 Field Artillery


Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct, ETO Service w/ 3 battle stars and three arrowheads, American Campaign, French Crouix de Guerre Korean War medal w/two battle stars and UN Service medal


I, Wally Anton, A/882, was a Forward Observer and was also an air observer. I was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts for action at Spicheren Heights and for my flying mission at the Simon Mines. I joined the 70th at Camp Adair while receiving basic training at Camp Roberts in his native California. Wally received flight training at Ft. Sill, OK as well as flight training at Washington State College. An Army veteran of 12 years, I also served in Korea from 1952-1954 as a Lieutenant in the 715th Transportation Truck Company.

After the war(s) I married Lou Ellen Wilshire of Redlands CA and had five kids: Greg, Susan, Brent, Peggy and Todd. I was a Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County,CA for 28 years retiring with the rank of Sgt. My hobbies include working our Apple-Chirstmas Tree ranch and watching Dodger baseball.