Virginia Heroes

James Luther Wright

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: June 28, 1920
Hometown: Roanoke County, VA
Entered: February 3, 1941
Casualty Date: June 6, 1944
Died In: Normandy, France
Awards: Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant Wright served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division.

Before the war, he attended high school for one year and then took a job.  He joined the Virginia National Guard in 1941 and stayed with the unit until it was federalized.

He was killed in action in Normandy, France and buried in Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, Virginia.



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