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Hugh Emmett Wright Jr.

United States Navy - Date of Sevice: 1941 - Unknown

Hugh Emmett Wright: While studying at Georgia Tech in 1941, Hugh was commissioned an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve and was immediately ordered to active duty at the U. S. Navy Submarine School. He then served in the Pacific aboard the Submarine U.S.S. R-11 and later as an Engineering officer on the Submarine U.S.S. Sterlet. On the Sterlet, Hugh made numerous patrols in the Pacific and was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars. At the conclusion of World War II, he was transferred from Executive Officer of the Sterlet to the submarine U.S.S. Moray, on which he returned to the United States and later became its commanding officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.


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