4th Battalion 42nd Artillery



Wayne "Whiskey" Wright

Headquarters Battery 4/42 Artillery 1969-1970


Dennis Ryan, Myself and Bob Nehring
Christmas Eve 1969


Unknown, Dave, Me and Dud
Christmas Eve 1969


4th Infantry Division Band
Christmas Day 1969


Me in the orderly room at An Khe


Cobra gunship over LZ Hardtimes Oct 1969


Huey chopper buzzing LZ Hardtimes with smoke grenades tied to its pods
(Usually a sign that someone on the chopper was going home)


Me in our tent


Two Vietnamese women washing my uniforms


"Ready for alert"
C Btry No 1 gun with self-illumination round


18 May 1970
Me on stand down at An Khe, with No 2 gun


Myself, Dave and Cpt Mullek playing cards the last day at LZ Augusta


Dave, Me and Bob




Wayne E. Wright as an officer of Engineers


Wayne E. Wright
August 16, 1946 - December 18, 2017

Wayne E. Wright, 71, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 18, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1946
in Ashland, WI to Henry and Leona (Gurske) Wright and the family moved to La Crosse a few months later. Wayne graduated from Central High
School in 1964 and in 1968 he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Antony. In 1969 he joined the U.S. Army. He spent one year in Vietnam
and one year stateside. He then joined the National Guard in May 1971, became an officer and retired after 24 years. Wayne graduated from La
Crosse State (UW-L) in May 1971 with a Math & Business Administration Degree. He worked at Trane company for 27 years before retiring.
He then worked as a Tax Advisor for H&R Block for 12 years before Total Retirement.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting bowling, trap shooting and especially watching his three grandsons sporting events. They were
the apple of his eye – especially the two older boys who became Eagle Scouts. The youngest, Avery, being his best buddy,
taught grandpa all about hockey, and grandpa taught him about hunting and fishing.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathy, two daughters Lisa (David) Alvarez of Austin, TX and their sons Dylan & Logan,
Laura Wright of La Crescent, MN and her son Avery Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother Dennis Wright.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1333 S. 13th St., La Crosse.
Rev. Rick Roberts will officiate. Military honors will follow at the church. Friends may call at the Schumacher – Kish Funeral & Cremation
Services, 200 West Ave. S. on Thursday from 4-7 PM and again at the church on Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the 4th Infantry Division, Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship Fund.






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