-Born in 1921
-Enlisted on September 8, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
-Buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, G, 3, 9
-Parents: Charles R. and Lizzie Wright
-Siblings: Dorothy Wright and William H. Wright

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 16, 1945
Sgt. Charles R. Wright Jr., previously reported missing in action, was killed in Luxembourg Dec. 24, 1944, the War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Wright Sr., 1122 Hellard Place and wife, the former Margaret Johnson, 120 West Vermont Avenue. He had been overseas since June, 1944. Sgt. Wright entered the service in September, 1942. E was with a tank detachment. Sgt. Wright was graduated from Knoxville High School. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred Claiborne, of Knoxville, and a brother, Marine Pfc. William Wright in the Philippines. Sgt. Wright was awarded posthumously the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for meritorious achivement in action.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 March 1921
  • Date of death: 24 December 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 825th Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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