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  SGT George Andrew Wright Jr.    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Easy Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"





The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SGT George Andrew Wright Jr., 13036839, who died in the service of his country on April 19th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death George was 35 years of age. He was from Marion, Virginia.

The decorations earned by SGT George Andrew Wright Jr. include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.


Burial:
Rose Lawn Cemetery
Marion
Smyth County
Virginia, USA

George enlisted 3 March 1942 and was working for the U.S. Forest service prior to enlistment.