George and his brother James, featured on the following pages, were both casualties of the Vietnam War. They are buried together at Willamette National Cemetery. Date of birth: 19 September 1945 Date of casualty: 21 May 1967 Home of record: Boring, Oregon Branch and Rank: Marine Corps, Private, Rifleman Unit: 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, Battalion 2 3, F Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 20E, 80 Location of service: South Vietnam, Quang Tri province Died through hostile action .. small arms fire Schools Attended: Gresham High School Burial location: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland Memorials: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, DC), Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Portland), Fallen Hero Memorial Highway Marker, Gresham Heroes Memorial
The Oregonian, Thursday, June 1, 1967 GEORGE N. WRIGHT Funeral for PFC George Nathan Wright, Route 1, Box 900, Boring, will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, with vault interment at Willamette National Cemetery. Pfc. Wright, 21, was killed in action May 21 in Vietnam. A native of Astoria, Wright spent his early childhood in Virginia, moving back to Gresham in 1947. He moved to Boring in 1960, and was graduated from Gresham High School in 1964. He joined the Marine Corps in 1964. He is survived by the widow, Janice, Gresham; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wright, Boring; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Wright, Greensboro, N.C.
On May 27, 2016 part of Highway 26 in Boring, Oregon was dedicated to George Wright as the Fallen Hero Memorial Highway. The sign is between mile markers 18 and 19, on the eastbound side. His brother James has a similar sign in the exact location on the westbound side.