Biographical Sketch of Richard M. Wright (
Text from Principal Investigator
Richard M. Wright was born on March 14, 1918, in Virginia. He received an
appointment from California to the Naval Academy. Wright served aboard the
during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He retired as U.
S. Naval Captain on August 31, 1969, and has received the Silver Star
Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Bronze
Star Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Commendation Ribbon,
and all foreign decorations.
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
Register of Alumni, 1997 Edition.
Richard M. Wright Interview, Oral History
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