Wright, David T, II, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11A-Infantry Officer
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
2007-2009, 11A, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry
Service Years
2007 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom


First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 14, 2009
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
IOOF Cemetery - Norman, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2009, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2007, Basic Officer Leader Course-II (BOLC) (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry
  2007-2009, 11A, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
  2007-2009, 11A, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2009 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Oklahoma
  2002-2006, University of Oklahoma
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Army 1st Lt Wright was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

David graduated in 2002 from Moore High School in Moore, Oklahoma where he was on the football team and ran track. After graduation, he attended the University of Oklahoma on a track scholarship and was part of the OU Track team. In December 2006, David graduated with a BA degree in Sociology/Criminology and shortly afterwards he joined the Army.
During his basic training at Fort Benning, he was awarded the Army Achievement Award and Soldier of the Cycle  the top soldier of his class. On July 21, 2009, David was deployed to Afghanistan and always felt proud to serve his country. But he was looking forward to coming back home to Oklahoma and follow in his father's footsteps as a police officer. David was the type of person who made others feel appreciated and was well-liked. Friends and fellow soldiers talk about what a terrific person he was  very respectful, very polite, always looking out for others and very dedicated to what he was doing. While in Afghanistan, David wrote home about the honor he felt as he and his fellow soldiers would protect a village. He said he had no hard feelings toward the villagers, although some were angry with the soldiers. "These people deserve a better existence and hopefully my efforts will help, in a small way, provide that to them". David's parents, Tim and Michele, received this letter after returning home after receiving his body.


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