September 30, 2013

Darron Wright - U.S. Military

Col. Darron Wright, age 46, of Mesquite, Texas, died on September 23, 2013, near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Darron was the 18th Airborne Corps assistant chief of staff for plans (G-5).  

He died during a parachute training exercise, when his parachute malfunctioned. 

Darron graduated from the University of North Texas in 1991 and was commissioned as an infantry officer through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Darron served three tours of duty in Iraq.  He was the author of the book, "Iraq Full Circle", which offers a personal account of his experiences in combat.

Military officials describe Darron as a superb paratrooper and a magnificent officer who served with marked distinction and honor throughout his career.

He is also described as an outstanding leader and patriot.  His comrades will miss his leadership, his experience and his energy.

His awards include the Bronze Star Medal with V device, Meritorious Service Medal,
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Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, the Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, and Senior Parachutist Badge.

Darron is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife, Wendy; son, Dillon; daughter, Chloe; and a younger son.

Thank you for serving, Darron. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next. Amen.

Pray that Darron is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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