BIG RAPIDS — Ralph Wallace has been a dairy farmer and firefighter, but before any of that he was a soldier who fought in the Korean War. On Tuesday, although it was decades after the fact, his service to America was finally recognized.
Wallace, 86, of Paris, served in the U.S. Army from February 1952 to January 1954. During an intimate presentation at the AMVETS Post No. 1941 in Big Rapids, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, awarded Wallace the medals he had earned but never received.