First Lt. David Timothy Wright II died Sept. 14, while serving his county in Afghanistan. David was born July 7, 1983 in Norman to Michele and Tim Wright. David graduated from Moore High School in 2002 where he played football and ran track for the Lions. He went on to attend the University of Oklahoma on a track scholarship where he was a part of the OU Track team. David graduated in December, 2006 with a BA degree in sociology/criminology. After graduation from OU he joined the US Army and did his basic training at Fort Benning where he was awarded the Army Achievement Award and Soldier of the Cycle, which is the top solider of his class. After completing basic training he completed Officer School, at Fort Benning as well. David deployed to Afghanistan July 21 as a First Lieutenant of the II Platoon Bravo Company, 5th Brigade, II Infantry Division; Striker Brigade/Combat Team. He was proud to serve his county and was not afraid to be doing so. However he was looking forward to being able to come back to Oklahoma and follow his father in being a police officer. He will be remembered by all who know him as a person who always was looking out for others. He is survived by his parents Michele and Tim of Moore, his uncle Mitchell Scott and his wife Angie of Farmington, Minn., cousins Hunter and Hailey Scott. David was preceded in death by his grandparents Betty and Junior Scott and his uncle Michael Scott. Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Journey Church in Norman, with burial in the IOOF Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the David T. Wright II Track and Field Scholarship in care of the University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.
Published on  September 23, 2009