- Edwin S. Wright, USN (Ret)
- Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1944
- BS Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University
- Commissioned February 1944 at 20 years old.
- World War II, Pacific Theater
- Korean War
Assignments / Engagements
- Amphibious training in Norfolk, Virginia
- Invasion at Mindoro.
- Invasion at Okinawa
- Gunnery Officer on LST 578
- Skipper of LCI 446
- Skipper of LST 666
- Leyte Gulf Operation
- He was recalled in 1950 for two years of duty during the Korean War.
- Eight years active duty, Twenty-six years Naval reserve, retired 1976.
Other Notable Content
- Witnessed the USS Mt. Hood blow up along with the DE accompanying it during a landing in New Guinea. This was due to careless ammo handling.
- On the way to the invasion in the Philippines he saw a kamikaze hit an ammo ship. His ship shot down 3 Japanese planes.
- On VJ day he remembered was between Leyte and Amaroo. He felt we saved a lot of lives on both sides by using the atomic bomb.
- He witnessed a sister ship sunk by torpedo in column formation.