Frank S. Wallace, Jr. was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA’s cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death.
Special Agent Wallace began his Federal service with DEA in the Miami Field Division in 1983. Later he was assigned to the Houston Field Division and the Aviation Unit. Prior to joining DEA, Special Agent Wallace served with the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida. Special Agent Wallace was survived by his wife, Yvette and a son, Matthew; by his parents, Frank, Sr. and Evelyn Wallace; a brother, Roy and sister, Brenda. Special Agent Wallace was posthumously awarded the DEA Administrator’s Award of Honor on May 17, 1995.