Fallen: November 12, 2008
Master Sergeant Andre Wallace was a member of the RI National Guard and assigned to 43rd MP Brigade, 119th Military Police Company. After his exposure to chemical agents from his service in Desert Storm, he developed cancer. On November 12, 2008, he became a RFTF RI hero after he lost his battle with the disease.
Andre Wallace was the husband of Kimberly (Paterson) Wallace. They had been married for 20 years. Born in St. Petersburg, FL, a son of Edna (Wallace) and William Upshaw of Jacksonville, FL.
Andre was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the I.U.O.E. Local 57 for over 20 years before founding the Wallace Construction Corp. in 2006. He was a Master Sgt. RING 43rd MP Brigade, 119th Military Police Company serving in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (Bosnia) and Iraqi Freedom.
Besides his wife and parents he leaves his three children, Andre Jr., Kayla R. and Everett Wallace all of Coventry; a brother, Cyril Wallace and a sister, Serena Wallace both in FL. He was the brother of the late Bernard Wells, Jr.