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Ret. Maj. Edward F. Wright received a Silver Star for his actions in Vietnam over 53 years ago.
Wright led his platoon through automatic weapons, rockets and grenades before instructing his men to fix bayonets for close combat.
Semper Fidelis, Maj. Wright.

Badass Alert!  Maj. Edward F. Wright received the Silver Star for his heroism in Vietnam over 51 years ago.

On 21 August 1967, Lieutenant Wright led a 30 man reaction force against a well entrenched North Vietnamese force that had just ambushed an Army convoy and pinned down his company commander’s relief force.

Wright expeditiously organized his platoon and led them on a rapid two mile combat march to the ambush site. Recognizing contact with the enemy was imminent, he tactically deployed his force into concealed positions moments before the enemy unleashed a ferocious attach with automatic weapons, rockets and grenades.

Despite the onslaught, Wright tenaciously assaulted, clearing enemy positions as he advanced. As the battle came to close combat, he rallied his men and ordered them to fix bayonets and then continued his aggressive assault. His tactical skills and placement of fire support enabled his force to steadily advance and rescue the besieged Soldiers and Marines located at the main convoy site.

Today, Ret. Maj. Edward F. Wright received a Silver Star for his actions in Vietnam over 51 years ago. Wright led his platoon through automatic weapons, rockets and grenades before instructing his men to fix bayonets for close combat. Semper Fidelis, Maj. Wright.

Marines Twitter: Today, Ret. Maj. Edward F. Wright received a Silver Star for his actions in Vietnam over 51 years ago. Wright led his platoon through automatic weapons, rockets and grenades before instructing his men to fix bayonets for close combat. Semper Fidelis, Maj. Wright.

On 21 August 1967, Lieutenant Wright led a 30 man reaction force against a well entrenched North Vietnamese force that had just ambushed an Army convoy and pinned down his company commander’s relief force.

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