TECHNICAL SERGEANT PETER D. WRIGHT was born in North Carolina in 1919. He had attended Camden High School for three years, was single, and was employed by the Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Company before entering service on June 10, 1942 at Fort Dix NJ. Technical Sergeant Wright lived at 1016 Cooper Street, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wright.
Technical Sergeant Wright went overseas in November of 1944 with the 76th Infantry Division. The 76th Infantry Division arrived in England, December 20, 1944, where it received additional training. It landed at Le Havre, France, January 12, 1945, and proceeded to the Limesy concentration area. The Division moved to Beine east of Reims and then to Champlon, Belgium, January 23, to prepare for combat. Relieving the 87th Division in defensive positions along the Sauer and Moselle Rivers in the vicinity of Echternach, Luxembourg, January 25, the 76th sent out patrols and crossed the Sauer, February 7, and breached the Siegfried Line into Germany in a heavy assault. The advance would continue, across the Prum and Nims Rivers, February 25 through February 27, 1945. Peter D. Wright was killed in action during the attack across the Prum on February 25th.
Peter Wright's brothers were also in the service, Wilbur, a Lieutenant in the Army, and David J. Wright Jr., a Seaman First Class in the Navy. Peter and Wilbur met while in Europe in January of 1945.
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