Wright, Franklin Earl, GMG2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, GMG-0000, River Division 514 (RIVDIV-514), River Squadron 51 (RIVRON 51)
Service Years
1959 - 1969
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cherryville, NC
Last Address
Cherryville, NC

Casualty Date
Nov 10, 1969
Hostile, Died
Chua Doc (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Friendship UM and Fallston Baptist Church Cemetery - Fallston, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W16 055

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River Division 514 (RIVDIV-514), River Squadron 51 (RIVRON 51)
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US Navy GMG2 Franklin Earl Wright, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Cherryville, NC.

US Navy Gunner's Mate Second Class Franklin Earl Wright was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Navy, GMG2 Wright served our country until November 10th, 1969 in Kham Duc, South Vietnam. He was 32 years old and was not married. It was reported that Franklin died from friendly weapon malfunction. His body was recovered. Franklin was born on September 4th, 1937 in Cherryville, North Carolina. GMG2 Wright is on panel 16W, line 055 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 10 years.

This man is my father. You are my father, our hero and I will never forget you. I can see you in your grandson as he grows into a fine young man. Teresa Wright Harrington, bamboo1794@bellsouth.net

He served with River Division 51, Task Force 116, United States Naval Forces, Vietnam.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).


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