Rear Admiral Wilson Flagg

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Wilson Falor "Bud" Flagg

Death: Died
Cause of death: killed in US Pentagon attack aboard American Airlines FL 77
Immediate Family:

Son of Delbert Francis Falor Flagg and Elizabeth Eulah May White
Husband of Darlene "Dee" Flagg

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About Rear Admiral Wilson Flagg

Wilson Falor "Bud" Flagg (October 26, 1938 - September 11, 2001) served in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Rear Admiral. On October 15, 1993, he was censured for failing to prevent the 1991 Tailhook conference scandal, effectively ending further advancement. He was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Career highlights

1961 - Graduated from the United States Naval Academy

1962 - Navy pilot assigned to the F-8 Crusader

1963 through 1967 - Three tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War

1967 - Left active duty and joined and Naval Reserves F-8 Squadron VF-201

Commanding officer of Naval Reserve F-8 squadrons VFP 206 and VFP 6366

Commander of the Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region II, and assistant chief of naval operations-air warfare

Special assistant to the Honorable Fred Davidson, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy

1986 - Promoted to Rear Admiral (lower half)

1987 - Posted to the Pentagon

1990 - Promoted to Rear Admiral (upper half)

1993 - Censured for failing to prevent the Tailhook conference scandal

1995 - Retired from the Navy (though he maintained an office at the Pentagon and remained available for technical advice)

During his military career, he logged more than 3,200 flight hours on the F-8 Crusader, more than any other pilot.

Flagg was a pilot for American Airlines from 1967 to 1998.

Flagg moved to Millwood, Virginia, around 1993 to start Daybreak Farm, a Black Angus beef cattle farm.

Death and legacy

Flagg died at age sixty two in the crash of American Airlines flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was a passenger on the flight, traveling to Las Vegas with his wife, Darlene "Dee" Flagg, and friend Barbara G. Edwards.

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Flagg is memorialized at the South Pool, on Panel S-70.

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Rear Admiral Wilson Flagg's Timeline

October 26, 1938
September 11, 2001
Age 62