Wright, Tyrone Melvin, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, A Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 22, 1969
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34W 063

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
23rd Infantry Division (Americal)198th Light Infantry Brigade5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1968-1969, 11B10, 198th Light Infantry Brigade
  1968-1969, 11B10, A Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 30, 2006, Burial Site2
  Aug 31, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Grade and posthumous promotion E3

Tour Date 680812 08/12/1968

Posthumous decoration
Religion: BAPTIST

Marital Status:


Body was recovered


Photos Copied Below

Jim McIlhenney
Native Philadelphian & Viet Vet
Photo and article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on January 25, 1969. Army Pfc. Tyrone M. Wright, 21, of 5025 Locust st.- REJECTED TWICE- Wright was killed during an enemy attack while helping to defend an air base in South Vietnam. He had twice been classified 4-F by his draft board because of ear ailments. But on the third draft call he was accepted and inducted into the Army. In a recent letter sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Narrio Wright, he declared: "I keep alive from day to day because of my faith in God. No one knows how bad the conditions are here in Vietnam." A graduate of West Philadelphia High School in 1965, Wright worked as a electrician on various jobs before joining the Army last February. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three brothers, Narrio Jr., Byron and Norman Wright and three sisters, Joyce, Shiela and Cynthia.
Sunday, October 05, 2003

Jim McIlhenney
Native Philadelphian & Viet Vet
Wright is fondly remembered by residents of his neighborhood as someone who always was willing to help. He attended several neighborhood churches and worked at the grocery store at 52nd and Market streets. A 1965 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Wright worked as an electrician before being drafted in February 1968. The rifleman was assigned to Company A of the 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. He died on January 22, 1969. The 21-year-old Army private first class was survived by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. Tyrone lived on Locust Street in West Philadelphia. Source: The Philadelphia Daily News.
Sunday, October 05, 2003
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