VIETNAM - WRIGHT, GROVER C JR

Wright, Grover C Jr

VIETNAM - WRIGHT, GROVER C JR
WRIGHT, GROVER C JR

Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP)

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 28-Jan-1947

Hometown: Doran, Virginia

Marital status: Married to Ruth J. Wright

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 3-Dec-1965

Start of tour: 24-Jan-1968

Incident date: 18-Apr-1968

Date of casualty: 18-Apr-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Drowning. Drowned, suffocated.
Grover C. Wright Jr died from drowning while on combat operation swimming across river, looking for possible crossing site for his unit.

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 256 276*

Place of interment: Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richlands, Virginia, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 50E 043 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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