Wade Eugene Wright was born in Anderson County, Tennessee to Abe Bright Wright.
Enlisted on February 5, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Wade Wright was returned from Gafsa, Tripolitania in Libya. He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on June 25, 1948 (Secion B, Plot 6433)

The Knoxville, Journal, 24 June 1948
Pfc. Wade E. Wright, age 27, route 7, Joe Schaad Road, killed in action April 6, 1942 in North Africa. He is survived by his father, Abe Wright, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Hill, one brother, Mack Wright; half-brother, Rowland Wright, all of Knoxville.  

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 July 1918
  • Date of death: 6 April 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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