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Vietnam Marine Receives the Silver Star Medal
Marine Forces Reserve
Feb. 5, 2019 | 1:48
Maj. Edward F. Wright receives the Silver Star medal in Portland, Ore., Feb. 1, 2019. Wright speaks about actions taken on Aug. 21, 1967, which led to him being awarded the medal. Wright 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 expertise and strategic 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 video by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez)
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