Aljah B. Wright, Jr.

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Lieutenant Junior Grade Aljah "Buck" Wolford Wright, Jr.

9 December 1917 – 14 January 1946

Personal History

Wright was born in La Grue, Arkansas on 9 December 1917. He was a student at the Arkansas Teachers College, now known as the University of Central Arkansas. His parents were Aljah W. and Nina L. Wright, and Mary Cordelia Wright was his sister. His was not married and did not have children.

Wright was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1940-1945. In 1941 he served in a ship stationed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Wright eventually served overseas and became a prisoner of war.

Wright was determined to be Missing in Action on 14 January 1946 and was commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

Awards and Honors

Purple Heart