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Wright, Walter Franklin (P2, C4, L36)

Wright Walter FLieutenant Colonel Walter Franklin Wright of Jefferson County, Kentucky, died of heart failure at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, while on active duty during World War II with the 38th Division on 20 January 1942.

    High-Ranking Shelby Officer Expires

    Hattiesburg, Jan. 22—(AP)—Lieutenant Colonel Walter F. Wright, 52, of Louisville, Ky., executive officer of the 63rd Field Artillery Brigade, died Tuesday in a Camp Shelby infirmary while awaiting the extraction of a tooth. His body was sent Wednesday night to Avaco, Ky., for funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday. A lawyer in private life, Col. Wright had been executive officer of the 63rd Brigade since 1929. He served overseas during the First World War and was a regular Army instructor after the war.

    He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emolyne S. Wright of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Mrs. Guest Hodge of Cincinnati and Miss Nancy Wright of Louisville; his mother, Mrs. Mollie Wright of Louisville and a brother, Oscar A. Wright of Louisville.

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