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Vietnam veteran awarded Silver Star 51 years after heroically leading rescue of ambushed convoy
2/5/2019

TASK & PURPOSE ---  retired officer whose leadership helped save soldiers and Marines pinned down by North Vietnamese fighters in 1967 received the third-highest award for valor on Friday for his heroism more than five decades ago. Retired Maj. Edward Wright, who served with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, was presented with the Silver Star 51 years after his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. The Lima Company platoon leader is credited with leading a 30-man reaction force against North Vietnamese fighters on Aug. 21, 1967, to save an Army convoy and other Marines after his own company commander's team was ambushed.

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Vietnam veteran awarded Silver Star 51 years after heroically leading rescue of ambushed convoy