Charles Alonzo Wright

His parents were Alonzo “Lon” Wright & Cordie Houk Wright. He lived in Knoxville’s Little Five Points neighborhood.  He had two brothers, Herbert (“Herb”) O. Wright and Arthur R. (“Ott”) Wright and three sisters, Pearl Pickell, Bess Drummer, and Ollie Moulton.

Born November 24, 1923

Enlisted June 29, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
He was initially buried at La Cambe Cemetery at Isigny, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot J, Row 9, Grave 10

Charles was a wonderful young man. He was a Christian man who loved his family. Junior never had children of his own, but always enjoyed playing games with the nieces and nephews. He was jolly and a lot of fun. In all of his letters to his family, he always signed “Love in Christ.” That had a lasting impression on them.
–Submitted by his niece, Judith Connie Glenn

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 November 1923
  • Date of death: 16 June 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Judith Connie Glenn

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