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Retired Maj. Edward F. Wright receives a Silver Star medal at Portland, Ore., Feb. 1, 2019.
190210-M-MI258-001.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Andy Martinez

Feb 5, 2019
Portland, Oregon - Retired Maj. Gen. John Admire (center) and Sgt. Maj. Larry E. Owens (right), the Inspector-Instructor sergeant major with 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, presents a Silver Star medal to retired Maj. Edward F. Wright (left) at Portland, Ore., Feb. 1, 2019. Wright was awarded the medal for his actions on Aug. 21, 1967, when he led a reaction force against North Vietnamese forces that had ambushed an Army convoy and pinned down his company commander’s relief force. While exposed to intense enemy fire, Wright’s tactical skills and placement of fire support enabled his force to steadily advance and rescue the besieged Soldiers and Marines. Wright was a second lieutenant serving with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam at the time. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez)


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