Flagg, Wilson Falor, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1995, 131X, Naval Reserve Forces Command
Service Years
1961 - 1995
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Long Beach, California
Last Address
Arlington, Virginia

Date of Passing
Sep 11, 2001
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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 Military Association Memberships
September 11, 2001 FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
  2001, September 11, 2001 Fallen [Verified]
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffUSS Oriskany (CVA-34)VF-162 The HuntersNaval Reserve Forces Command
  1961-1962, 139X, Naval Flight Training
  1962-1965, 131X, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1962-1965, 131X, VF-162 The Hunters
  1967-1995, 131X, Naval Reserve Forces Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1957-1961, United States Naval Academy2
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 11, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired Rear Admiral Wilson ‚??Bud‚?? Falor Flagg, U.S. Navy was on American Flight 77 on September 11th with his wife of over 40 years, Darlene Ellen ‚??Dee‚?? Embree Flagg.¬†

He was a 1956 graduate of Corona High School, Corona, California and a 1961 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He married his high school sweetheart, Dee, immediately after graduation. Admiral Flagg went on to flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1962 and became qualified in the F-8 Crusader. Two of the three deployments to Southwest Asia that he made on the U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA 34) were combat cruises. He left active duty in 1967 and joined American Airlines and the Naval Reserve, enjoying successful careers in both. 

As a Naval Reserve officer, Rear Admiral Flagg commanded two Naval Air Reserve F-8 squadrons and two Naval Air Reserve Force augment units. He served in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Honorable Fred Davidson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs, and as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare. He also served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Readiness and Training on the staff of Commander Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and as Deputy for Reserve Affairs on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral in 1986; retiring in 1995 with two stars. He retired in 1998 from American Airlines as a captain. 

He was a member of the Blue Ridge Hunt Club and an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia. He and his wife, Dee, operated Daybreak Farm in Millwood, Virginia. The farm kept both very busy and certainly was, in many respects, a work of love. The neighbors and passersby watched the fields, the fences, the barns become more and more beautiful under their care. The farm served as a gathering point for their family and the grandchildren spent many special days, summers and years with their ‚??special‚?? grandparents.¬†

Two sons, Marc Flagg of Boca Raton, Florida, and Michael Flagg of Millwood, Virginia; a sister, Patricia Sellek of Las Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchildren survive Rear Admiral Flagg. While we mourn the loss of this wonderful human being and accomplished professional, we are comforted in knowing that he was the other half of a perfectly matched set.
   
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