Wallace Roger Lusk was the son of Pleasant Monroe Lusk and Minerva Thompson of Eddyville, Ky. He enlisted on 23 April 1942 at Huntington, West Virginia. He served during WWII in Ireland, England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was wounded in Normandy, July 26, 1944. Attended Harlan schools.
Sergeant Lusk was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 1, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
The Chattanooga Times, October 7, 1950
Sgt. Wallace R. Lusk, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Lusk of 101 East Manning Street, was reported missing in action in Korea as of Sept. 1, a War Department telegram informed relatives here yesterday. Sgt. Lusk was serving with the Second Division. He is a veteran of World War II, having served with the same division in the European theater. He had an outstanding record of having served in five major battles, beginning with the invasion of Normandy. About a year after he was discharged from the Army he re-enlisted and volunteered for overseas duty. He was born in Chattanooga, but attended schools in Kentucky and was employed in West Virginia before entering the army.
His sisters are Mrs. O.M. James of Americus, Ga., Mrs. L.D. Smith of Webster Springs, W.Va., Mrs. John A. Lewis of Putney, Ky., Mrs. C.W. Marshall of Marietta, Ga., and Miss SYbil Lusk of Chattanooga. His three brothers, W.W. Lusk, P.M. Lusk Jr., and Floyd Lusk live here.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 31 March 1915
- Date of death: 1 September 1950
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Battles: Normany
- Awards: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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