-Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantryman
-Born 11 March 1932
-Private First Class Wright was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on July 29, 1950 and returned to duty on September 26, 1950. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 10, 1951.

Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 March 1932
  • Date of death: 10 March 1951
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 24th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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