Lee Otis Wright was appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy in June 1908.
Wright graduated from West Point in 1912 and was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. From 1917 to 1919 he was assigned to the Office of Chief of Ordnance. He served as an observer with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and with the American Forces in Germany following the war. In 1919 he was a member of the Fiske Infantry Equipment Board. He was then detailed for on year to the Air Service. He was killed in an aircraft accident at Brooks Field, Texas, on 10 February 1925, at the age of 36 and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
The Wright Memorial Trophy is a bronze statuette symbolic of man's aspiration to fly. It was presented by Major K.K.V. Casey to the NRA as a memorial to Major Lee O. Wright, U.S. Ordnance Corps, killed in line of duty at Brooks Field, Texas, February 10, 1925
WRIGHT, LEE OTIS
- MAJOR ORD DEPT
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1925
- BURIED AT: SECTION D SITE 3046
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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