Sergeant David A. Wright passed away May 12, 2018.
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David A. Wright, a Marine Corps veteran from Omaha, Nebraska who served through November 2004, found himself deployed to the Middle East in 2002 in support of the War on Terror during Operation Enduring Freedom and in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, fighting all the way to Baghdad. He served a second deployment in June 2004, up to the battle for Fallujah. Leaving the Marines, he “suffered through a serious bout of PTSD, and learned to deal with the change in behavior because of TBI as well.” Graduating in college in May 2009, he took a job with the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Facilities Management Specialist, which he later left owing to issues from his time in the military. “I had to hit a deep low before I actually received help that I had always needed,” Wright said. He started bicycling as a hobby, finding the exercise helped with his depression and anxiety.