NEW YORK (JIS), Wednesday, January 24, 2007 – Yet another Jamaican soldier has paid the ultimate price in Iraq. He is Sergeant Gregory A. Wright who was residing in Boston, Massachusetts.
A report in the January 20, 2007 morning edition of the popular daily Boston Globe newspaper, said that young Wright, a combat engineer with the First Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed on January 13, 2007 when a bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Muqdadiyah, 60 miles from Baghdad.
The report, written by Globe staff writer Megan Tench, noted that the 28 year old Sergeant Wright moved to Boston, Massachusetts from Jamaica in 1998 at the age of 19 years old to be reunited with his family, including father Conroy, 51 and an opportunity to forge a better life for himself in the USA.
He soon enlisted in the US National Guard and later joined the Army, full time.
Sergeant Wright leaves behind a 3 years old daughter, Tiaja.
A memorial Service was held in his honour at Fort Riley, Kansas on Thursday, January 18, 2007.