William E. Wright Jr., an Army officer captured by the Germans in World War II and a civilian military intelligence specialist for the Army, died Saturday of cancer at his home on Stonewall Road in Catonsville.
Services for Mr. Wright, 70, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in a chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1966.
He had enlisted in 1940. After completing Officers Candidate School, he was an infantry officer in Italy and Southern France before being captured by the Germans in 1944. He was a prisoner in Poland and in Germany and was released the next year. He became a military intelligence officer before serving in the Korean War.