Danial Edward Wark

Balboa Island 1962 – 1967 Army Corporal, 506th Infantry, 101st Air Cavalry Division


Dan was born 02 January 1947 in Pasadena, California and on 21 August 1968 was killed in action in Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam.


Dan signed up for the draft and went into the U.S. Army in 1967 and joined the 101st Air Calvary Division. He was deployed to a tour in Vietnam in May, 1968. While trying to help a medic with wounded comrades, Daniel came under enemy fire and was killed. He is now buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California after a military service. Both his father, Frank, and mother, Margaret are also buried at Pacific View.


The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.


Hours of Operation:

The Museum Store is OPEN: Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 4th of July

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.