George B. Wallace



Preferred Name:
George

Nickname/Call Sign: Guv

Date of Birth: Janary 18, 1932

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Biography

George B. Wallace was born in Minnesota in 1932, but he grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After two years at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the Aviation Cadet program. In 1955, he received his wings and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
He served several tours of duty as a fighter pilot. During the Vietnam War, George survived a combat tour flying the F-105 fighter/bomber. For his efforts, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters. He retired from the military in 1978 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Settling in Oklahoma City, he completed college in 1978, earning his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma City University. George later founded Sunbelt Recycling Company, a firm he operated until he sold it in 2004.
Following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, he joined the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee. He was instrumental in the committee’s efforts to force a county grand jury investigation of the crime and in the research and publication of the committee’s comprehensive report. He accepted appointment to the John Birch Society Council in 2004.
Source: https://www.jbs.org/george-wallace/

Units Assigned

  • 1955 Aviation Cadet, commissioned USAF
  • 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron/49th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-100)
  • Vietnam (F-105)
  • 1978 Retired USAF

  

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • 1978 BS, Oklahoma City University
Biography

Biography

George B. Wallace was born in Minnesota in 1932, but he grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After two years at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the Aviation Cadet program. In 1955, he received his wings and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
He served several tours of duty as a fighter pilot. During the Vietnam War, George survived a combat tour flying the F-105 fighter/bomber. For his efforts, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters. He retired from the military in 1978 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Settling in Oklahoma City, he completed college in 1978, earning his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma City University. George later founded Sunbelt Recycling Company, a firm he operated until he sold it in 2004.
Following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, he joined the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee. He was instrumental in the committee’s efforts to force a county grand jury investigation of the crime and in the research and publication of the committee’s comprehensive report. He accepted appointment to the John Birch Society Council in 2004.
Source: https://www.jbs.org/george-wallace/

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1955 Aviation Cadet, commissioned USAF
  • 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron/49th Tactical Fighter Wing (F-100)
  • Vietnam (F-105)
  • 1978 Retired USAF

  

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

Military Education

Civilian Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • 1978 BS, Oklahoma City University
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