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Remains Of North Carolina World War II Soldier Identified

An agency which accounts for missing U.S. soldiers says it has identified the remains of a North Carolina man who served in World War II. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says in a news release Thursday that it identified U.S. Army 1st Lt. James E. Wright of Parkton. The news release says Wright was assigned in September 1944 to the 5th Infantry Division, a part of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army. Wright disappeared as soldiers retreated across the Moselle River against German opposition. Remains that were disinterred from a Luxembourg cemetery in 2016 were identified as those of Wright.