Retired Army Col. Wallace A. McDaniel, 69, a decorated veteran of two wars who was commander of Fort Leslie J. McNair for three years before retiring from active duty in 1969, died of cancer May 15 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.
Col. McDaniel served in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He was plans and operations chief of the Eighth Army in Korea during the conflict there. From 1956 to 1960, he served on the Army Maintenance Board at Fort Knox, Ky., then spent three years in France.
He was deputy chief of staff for logistics of the Military District of Washington from July 1963 to 1966. During this time he helped coordinate the logistics for the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.
His decorations included three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge with star.
Col. McDaniel was a native of Florida and served in the National Guard before receiving his commission in 1939. He attended the University of Florida and was a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College.
He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Dorotha Lodge McDaniel of Alexandria; a daughter, Maureen Bloemsma, and a son, Gregory, both of Fairfax; two brothers, Robert Terry McDaniel of St. Augustine, Fla., and Eugene Campbell Castler McDaniel of Atlanta, and two grandchildren.