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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Wright name 'canceled' at Fairchild AFB


Last updated 8/26/2022 at 2:48pm

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The military leader who led U.S. Calvary troops to victory in the Battle of Four Lakes and the Battle of the Spokane Plains is being “canceled” on base.

Base officials announced earlier this week that they are changing the name of the Fort Wright Village residential area and the Fort Wright Oval street to Lilac Village and Willow Loop, respectively.

The neighborhood and street were named in honor of Col. George Wright, the decorated U.S. Army officer who crushed tribal forces led by Chief Owhi, and his son, Qualchan. Wright ordered the hanging of Qualchan al...

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