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 Dennis Paul Wright

Dennis Paul Wright

Birth
Taft, Kern County, California, USA
Death 26 Nov 1966 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial Taft, Kern County, California, USA
Plot Block 11/ Lot 18/ Grave I
Memorial ID 38496728 · View Source
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A2C Dennis Paul Wright 1946 - 1966

Dennis Paul Wright was born on April 8, 1946, in Taft, California into a loving family. He attended local schools and graduated from Taft Union High School in 1964. While at TUHS he participated in football, basketball, and track. He was a member of the school's Hi-Y, men's service organization. He also attended Taft College prior to entering into the service.

Airman 2nd Class Dennis Wright was assigned to 34TH TACTICAL FIGHTER SQUADRON, 388TH TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, 7TH AIR FORCE at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. A2C Wright had volunteered to work a week in Da Nang, South Vietnam to make repairs on jets. The group was to leave on Monday, but had finished their work early so they could return to their home base on Saturday. The C-47 military transport aircraft that A2C Wright and his group were aboard took off from the airport at Saigon. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft crashed killing all on board. He had been in the Air Force for 18 months.

Many who remembered Dennis Wright said that he was a "nice fellow" and that he was "one of the most likable persons you would want to know."

Christian Science services were rendered by Chaplain JB in the Erickson & Brown Chapel and full military honors were paid to A2C Dennis Paul Wright at the West Side District Cemetery in Taft, California.

Rest well with the angels Den.

(Source: Obituary)

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A2C Dennis Paul Wright is honored on Panel 12E, Row 125 of the Vietnam War Memorial in Constitution Gardens, Washington, DC.

A2C Dennis Wright's name was place by NASA on the STARDUST spacecraft, which visited Comet Wild 2 in 2004 -- as special tribute all names on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC were included.

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DENNIS PAUL WRIGHT
CALIFORNIA
A2C 34 TAC FTR SQ AF
VIETNAM
APRIL 8, 1946 NOV 26,1966

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  • Added: 18 Jun 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis Paul Wright (8 Apr 1946–26 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38496728, citing West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Zuzu*s Petals (contributor 47134653) .