In Memory of SGT Jeremy Wright



SGT Jeremy Wright, age 31, of Shelbyville, Indiana, died January 3, 2005 in eastern Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb near Kabul.  SGT Wright was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, WA.  

Two other soldiers were seriously wounded and taken to a military hospital in Germany.

SGT Wright joined the Army in 2002 and was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA.  He was a Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group.  SGT Wright's military awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart,  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, and Combat Infantryman Badge.

He was a 1992 graduate of Southwestern High School in Shelby County, Indiana.  He attended Wabash College on a four-year academic scholarship where he won seven Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference distance running championships.  He graduated from Wabash College in 1996 with a chemistry degree and with honors.  He later moved to Vail, Colorado where he continued his pursuit of athletics in long distance running and snowshoe competition.  He had also completed course work for his Ph.D. in microbiology and was accepted to the Indiana University medical school.

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Links to News Articles About SGT Jeremy Wright.

January 7, 2005.  "Bomb near Kabul kills Vail Green Beret".  Rocky Mountain News.

January 6, 2005.  "Slain GI was top runner".  Denver Post.

January 6, 2005.  "Wabash College's fallen warrior".  Journal Review.

January 5, 2005.  "Southwestern High grad is killed in Afghanistan".  Indianapolis Star Online.

January 5, 2005.  "Soldier with ties to Vail killed in Afghanistan".  Casper Star Tribune.

January 5, 2005.  "Hoosier killed in Afghanistan.  Green Beret had been star athlete at Wabash College".  South Bend Tribune.

January 5, 2005.  "Afghan blast victim was a Green Beret".  Seattle Post Intelligencer.

January 5, 2005.  "Renowned distance runner dies in Afghanistan attack.  Special Forces Sgt. Jeremy Wright killed by homemade bomb".  The Aspen Times.

January 5, 2005.  "A lost amigo".  Vail Daily.

January 4, 2005.  "Former valley resident killed in Afghanistan".  Vail Daily.

January 4, 2005.  "Former Wabash College star athlete killed on patrol in Afghanistan".  WANE News Channel 15.

January 4, 2005.  "Shelbyville soldier killed in Afghanistan".  WTHR 13 Eyewitness News.

January 4, 2005.  "Green Beret From Central Indiana Killed In Afghanistan".  WRTV Indianapolis.

January 4, 2005.  "Shelby County soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan".  The News-Sentinel.

January 4, 2005.  "Green Beret from Indiana killed in war".  WNDU 16 News Center.

January 4, 2005.  "Shelby Co. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan".  WISH TV 8 Indianapolis.

January 4, 2005.  "Fort Lewis soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan".  KATU News.

January 4, 2005.  "Fort Lewis soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan".  Seattle Post Intelligencer.

January 4, 2005.  "Afghanistan attacks kill 2 U.S. soldiers".  CNN.

January 3, 2005.  "US Troops, Afghan Militants Clash, One Soldier Killed".  Voice of America News.


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