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   Charles L. Wright, 53, Lincoln, died Friday, Oct. 31. Born, April 13, 1922, Beatrice. Retired Goodyear employee. Member, Harris-Fraley VFW No. 131, American Legion Post No. 3, Moose Lodge, DAV, Methodist Church. Survivors: wife, Mabel; sons, Roger and Gary, both of Lincoln; brothers, Louis of Adams and Rodney of Tecumseh; sisters, Mrs. Leona Gilliam, Mrs. Dorothy Grantski, Mrs. Jackie Yordy and Mrs. Jessie Dirks, all of Lincoln and Mrs. Donna Garman of Gentry, Ark.; five grandchildren.
   Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Roper and Sons Mortuary, Havelock Chapel, Lincoln, the Rev. Albert Gray. Burial: Firth Cemetery, Firth. Body in state at the mortuary from 10 a.m. Sunday until time of service. Memorials to the Heart Fund, Roper and Sons Mortuary, Lincoln, in charge.

[eatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, NE, 01 Nov 1975, Sat, Page 2]

[courtesy of Pam Tuttle]

Grave marker for Charles L. Wright* in Firth Cemetery, Firth (Lancaster county), Nebraska.


Charles registered for the draft in Lincoln, NE on 30 June 1942 and entered active service on 6 Novemb4r 1942

Pfc Wright was transferred from the 82nd Airborne Division HQ to Company C, 508th PIR on 24 July 1944.

He was appointed to the grade of Sgt on 19 January 1945.

Sgt Wright was listed as  slightly injured in action on 30 January 1945 and evacuated to am unknown hospital.  He returned to duty on 4 March 1945. .

Sgt Wright was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for Holland campaign and Airborne operations

SSgt Wright was awarded the Bronze Star Medal heroic conduct on Sept. 26, 1944, near Germany".

He was discharged on 9 November 1945.

*it is unknown why his grave marker states "Army Air Forces:" unless there was confusion between that and the  Airborne

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