Captain David T. Wallingford
Award: Honoring Our Veterans
Captain David T. Wallingford served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1970, serving in combat in Vietnam. Captain Wallingford earned numerous military decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V,” Purple Heart Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Four Stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation Cross Gallantry Medal with Palm, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with One Device and the New York State Conspicuous Service Star.
Captain Wallingford earned a Bachelor of Arts in PreMed/Classics from the College of the Holy Cross. His successful and varied civilian career includes serving the State Division of Veterans’ Affairs as Special Assistant to the Director as well as Deputy Director for the Northeast. He also served as Regional Administrator for the Division of Employment Services for the State Labor Department.
Captain Wallingford is an active member of his community. He is dedicated to many veterans’ organizations, including Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Stratton VA Medical Center, Friends of the New York State Military Museum, and the Town of Malta Veterans Committee. He also serves on the State University of New York Adirondack Foundation Board of Directors. Captain Wallingford and his loving wife, Helene, reside in Malta. They are the proud parents of four children and have been blessed with six grandchildren.