HONORED ON PANEL 66E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

JERRY DEAN WRIGHT

WALL NAME

JERRY D WRIGHT

PANEL / LINE

66E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

09/12/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

GARDEN GROVE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY DEAN WRIGHT
POSTED ON 5.21.2024
POSTED BY: Bonnie Cooper

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star Citation: For gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Staff Sergeant Wright distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 22 May 1968 as a Special Forces advisor to a strike force company on a search and clear mission near My Dien. Sweeping a suspected hostile area, his platoon sighted three enemy soldiers disappearing into a tree line. The friendly element pursued and Sergeant Wright courageously positioned himself near the point in order to have more effective control over the movement in the unsecure area. When the company was ambushed by a superior-sized enemy force, troops deserted, leaving the Sergeant right in his position. Disregarding his own safety, he continued to fight and to aid his wounded troops. Even after he was himself wounded, he refused to withdraw. Staff Sergeant right's gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2024
POSTED BY: Bonnie Cooper

Jerry Wright awarded the Silver Star

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POSTED ON 2.24.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from family members and other who knew you are touching and reflect their admiration and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 10.29.2023
POSTED BY: Jeanne A Reese

Kids together

We grew up together in Dutchtown a tiny village outside Uhrichsville. The last time I saw you…you took me back to school at Ohio University. You were so proud of work you were doing for Vietnam villagers building wells. I visited Vietnam a few years back and lit a candle in your memory. Thank you for your service. RIP Jeanne Reese
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POSTED ON 2.27.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SSgt Jerry Wright, Thank you for your service as a Special Force Qualified Combat Engineer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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