Wright, Jeffery Stewart, Capt

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7566-Pilot HMH CH-53E Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1992-1992, 7566, HMM-261
Service Years
1984 - 1992
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Thomas Rudolph (Rudy/Black Cloud) to remember Marine Capt Jeffery Stewart Wright.

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Home Town
Last Address
Conyers, Georgia

Date of Passing
Nov 04, 1992
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Memorial Section H

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  1992, In the Line of Duty

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During a night training exercise on 4 November 1992, the air crew of a CH-53E (Bu.No.163064), including pilot Capt Jeffrey Wright, were killed when their CH-53E went down 37 miles east of the coast of the Canary Islands. Conditions were foggy at the time. The helicopter was operating off the USS Guam (LBH-9), an amphibious assault ship. All were members of the HMM-261, MAG-26, 2nd MAW, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  (Landing Force 6th Fleet LF6F 92-93).

1st Lt. Mark Gruber (co-pilot) (remains recovered)
Capt. Jeffrey Wright (pilot) (BNR)
SSgt. Dennis R. Dwyer (BNR)
LCpl. Scott B. Paul (crew chief) (BNR)
LCpl. Kenneth W. Saunders Jr. (BNR)

Capt Wright has a memorial marker in Arlington National Cemetery,,Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot Memorial Section H.
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Nov 4, 1992 Capt. Wright was killed while flying in some not so perfect weather conditions while on LF6F 92-93. Capt. Wright you were a brother and you will always be missed. Semper Fi
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