Talk:Wilson Flagg

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This article was nominated for deletion: see Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Wilson Flagg. Consensus was to keep. Gwalla | Talk 06:27, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Tributes and Memorial Comments[edit]

Leo Willetts, friend and Navy colleague:

If you met them, you were friends with them for life. They had a gift for friendship.

Link to obituary[edit]

Ridgefield Press--Wilson Flagg, a Retired Admiral, Dies at 62

Content discussions about the article[edit]

You have incorrect incyclopediac information. My father never organized tailhook. He was never censured which you have listed. Information you have here is not correct. You can find the correct information in the congressional record.

Well the incorrect information apparently came from a newspaper--I'm guessing the NY Times but I haven't kept up with all their tribute articles. If you regard the congressional record as more authoritative then could you point us towards that instead? Where exactly can we find it? --KQ

yes, the NY Times has been horrible.

Interesting, thanks. But that's an editorial, not a congressional record. (and, incidentally, that editorial assails suspected feminists in Congress.... ?) --KQ

OK, you have published incorrect material about my father. Do some research. He did not organize tailhook. The NY Times did not do there research. I would like you to find the factual information which you have posted and show me. The other part is this. My father started with the naval reserves in 1967, he started with American Airlines in 1967. He retired from the navy in 1995, he retired from AA in 1998. At least make correction for readability and correct tense and time frames.

Noting the fact that NY Times screwed up their homework sounds like a great thing to add to this article. Including NY Times' screw-up on such a sensitive matter is obviously encyclopedic info. Did they publish a retraction? --mav

No, they never made any known public attempt to correct this matter. If you read through to the end of the link I provided earlier, you will get an idea of what happened. --mflagg

Naval flag ranks still confuse me. Can someone please verify my conversion of the original "one-star"/"two-star" into the correct and current titles of rank? Rossami 18:19, 19 Apr 2004 (UTC)

If 9 years later isn't too long to answer the rank question (!) Until the mid 1980s the USN one-star rank (equals army brigadier general) was commodore but evidently some admirals and prospective admirals wanted to be rear admirals for the prestige and got the Navy Dept to go along. Soooo...the US Navy has Rear Admiral (Lower Half) for one-stars and Rear Admiral (Upper Half) for two-stars.

BTW: I met Adm. Flagg at one of the "Last Annual Crusader Balls" that are held every year. A charming, genial gentleman.

Barrett TillmanBtillman (talk) 17:28, 11 September 2013 (UTC) 9-11-13[]


In his grave marker says that he was born on October 25, 1938 not on October 26, 1938.

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