Sep 16, 2009

1st Lt. David T. Wright II


I am so heartbroken to write this blog. Reamer and I have lost a very dear friend of ours. 1st Lt. David Wright has bravely given his life for his country. Here are some News reports from his hometown newspapers about him. news article 1 news article 2

David and Reamer met in basic training and went through most of their army training together. David was an exemplary soldier and an amazing friend. He was also an outstaning leader.

David lived next door to Reamer and I with his roomate Mark Hamilton(and Christine Hamilton). We were always doing something with them. Even if it was just hanging around watching television. If I couldn't find Reamer, I knew where to look. He was usually next door hanging out with David and Mark. David was such a fun guy to be around. Even though on the outside he had that tough army-man shell, deep down he was a big softie. I really enjoyed getting to know the true David and seeing his softer side. He was such a passionate person and it showed in everything he did. He was such a great friend to Reamer and I know that there will be a hole in Reamer's heart now that his friend is no longer with us. I know that I will never forget the times I had with David. He will always hold a very special place with both Reamer and myself.

I feel very blessed to have met such an amazing person. I only wish that I would have had more time with him. If you would like to leave your condolences for David's family or just thank them for raising such a wonderful son, please write your comments here.

8 comments:

Uma and Wil said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jessica of Too Tall for Italy said...

Deepest condolences. I can't even begin to imagine how hard this is for all involved. He was a hero and seemed like a wonderful person.

whippetmom said...

:( I'm so sorry for your loss. Tough stuff!

tykat said...

please give David's family my deepest condolences.

pgkobrien said...

Condolences to all. America lost a real patriot. God Bless David and his family.

JK said...
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JK said...

Terrific job on this site. I was in the same Basic Training platoon (Warriors) as David and your husband. David and I shared the same hometown and alma mater. I met you during a family day though I doubt you remember. I got branched Field Artillery in OCS and wound up at Fort Sill for my BOLC3. I plan to attend the funeral. Kindest regards and sympathies to everyone. Please give my best to Argo. As a Christian, I know we will see David again.

LT Kirk

Anonymous said...

I had the honor of meeting David at a friends' wedding in May of this year. We toasted him at the reception and I gave him a hug thanking him for his service. I am the mother of a US Marine and I am humbled by all of our men and women in the military. God Bless David... Shelli Dutta Mother of Sgt. Larry White