Army Wives Featured in Florida Times-Union Article on Film of Vietnam Hero Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr

Social media post about the article not only recognizes fallen Vietnam War heroes' wives, it also lauds the recently passed wife of reporter Matt Soergel.
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SAN FRANCISCO - March 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Florida Times-Union reporter Matt Soergel recently wrote an article about the short documentary "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" directed by Jackie Wright and Jack LiVolsi of Jackson Street Partners of San Francisco. It is about Jacksonville, Florida native Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr.'s reburial  in March 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery with his wife Ouida, after 50 years in a segregated cemetery.  In a social media post about the article, Jackie Wright described how Soergel's article demonstrates as the film does that "our lives are embedded in each other's stories."

The article begins, "The story goes that while the Army was shipping Wyley Wright Jr. ( home from Korea in the 1950s, a friend of his accidentally dropped a small picture from his wallet. Wright bent to pick it up.

Whoah. It was a beautiful young woman in a dress, wearing a multi-strand necklace and a fetching smile.

Hey, you've got to introduce me to her when we get back, Wright said. His friend did.

That led to marriage and four children for Wyley and Ouida Wright, the woman in the photo. But by May 1963, the Army had sent the career soldier back to Asia, where he was among the thousands of so-called military advisers sent to Vietnam."

In the social media post about the beautifully written article, Jackie Wright posts that she saw in between the lines,Matt Soergel's wife of 37 years, who had recently died:

"Beautiful inside and out," Wright compared Robin Soergel, whose life was celebrated on Sunday, February 23, 2020 in Atlantic Beach Florida with over 300 family and friends, to strong faithful women like her mother, Ouida F. Wright and Mrs. Ginger Shannon Young, who had both lost their husbands within days of each other in March 1964 in the early days of the Vietnam War.  "After Matt interviewed me on Friday, February 21st, I found out he was in the midst of planning his wife's memorial," said Wright. "I just don't know if I would have taken on a story so close to home so soon.  It just shows his professionalism."

"During Women's History Month and beyond, the unsung heroines like Ouida Wright, Ginger Shannon Young, and Robin Soergel, are the ones that make International Women's Day and every day meaningful," continued Wright.

To find out more information and about screening opportunities of "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" contact Jackie Wright at

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