Wallace "Wally" Tyson, Jr.

Profile Updated: July 9, 2015
Residing In Palm Harbor, FL USA
Spouse/Partner Joan Karen Loeser Tyson
Occupation U S Army Retired
Children John, born 1982
Grandchildren: Natalya, born 1999; Kaden, born 2005, Julian, born 2012
Military Service U. S. Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Upon being drafted in 1972, I went ahead and enlisted for 3 years. While stationed in Nurnberg, Germany I married Margaret Parsons from NC and reenlisted planning to make the Army my career. I was medically retired in Dec 1984, after being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury and Multiple Sclerosis. Returned to college and graduated in 1989 from Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC). Went on to work as a volunteer with Disabled American Veterans for 23 years in Raleigh, NC. I was elected as DAV National Commander in 2010 for one year. Served as Chairman of the Board the following year. Margaret passed away in May 2011 from COPD. I returned to Clearwater in September 2011 and began dating Joan Loeser (CHS 70) and we married in October 2012. I still remain active assisting disabled veterans and their families. If you are a veteran or know of one needing our assistance, please call upon me.

School Story

I always recall the year of the Teacher's Strike and Coach Sal Gaither taking over the Baseball Team. We didn't win them all, but we sure had a lot of fun and laughs. I also remember being in Distributive Education classes with Mrs. Ruth Pope and working at Winn-Dixie for that magical minimum wage of $1.60 per hour. Now that I think of it, that was probably higher than what I made in the Army if based upon the 24 hour/7 day a week scale!

Wallace "Wally"'s Latest Interactions

Sep 07, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Joan & I send Mega Happy Birthday Wishes AND congratulations on a job well done on the Museum.

Aug 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Tom, I enjoyed 3 great birthday while I was stationed in Batesville. Joan & I hope your birthday today outdoes all 3 of mine together!!! We’re just waiting to see where Hurricane Dorian is going & the damage she leaves behind.

Jun 09, 2019 at 8:58 PM

Joan & I send our best wishes on your special day!!

Jun 09, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Happy Birthday Polly. Wally & Joan wish you good health and many more Birthdays!

May 29, 2019 at 8:53 PM
May 16, 2019 at 9:31 PM

Joan & I wish you a wonderful 67th birthday just like most of the rest of us now!!!

Feb 28, 2019 at 8:45 PM

Hope you enjoyed a Great Birthday! Best wishes to you & Norm.

Feb 07, 2019 at 4:35 PM
Feb 07, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:02 PM

Joan and I did not overlook your birthday, we have been busy since I was diagnosed and have been undergoing radiation treatment for Prostate Cancer and the date just sneaked right on by us. Only 20 more treatments to go. We hope you had a great day! Take care of your health and each other.

Jan 07, 2019 at 9:19 PM

We’re sending Mega Birthday Wishes to a special Lady! Hope you enjoy a great day. With love, Wally & Joan

Nov 11, 2018 at 1:23 PM

DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS FOR YOU!!!! Happy Veterans Day and Happy Birthday. Thank you for your service. Please join us (me and the Disable American Veterans Clearwater Chapter #11) at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Ulmerton Road for Military Appreciation Monday and a FREE Buffet Dinner served to all Veterans between 5-9 PM. Please tell every veteran you know as well.

Sep 10, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Joan and I send you MEGA HUGE BIRTHDAY WISHES!!!!! We hope you enjoy a great and joyous day.

Aug 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Two HUGE BIRTHDAY WISHES from Joan & I on your special day!!!

Aug 12, 2018 at 2:15 PM

We send our MEGA HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES on your special day!!! Wally & Joan

Jul 30, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Joan & I send our best for a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead!!!

Jul 07, 2018 at 7:36 PM
Jun 27, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Joan and I send you Happy Birthday Wishes! We hope you enjoy your special day.

May 24, 2018 at 11:06 AM