Wilson, Robert Grady – OPERATIONAL LOSS

1st Lieutenant Robert Grady Wilson Jr. USMC died in an aircraft accident on 4 March 1982 at Bogue Field, North Carolina, an outlying field about 25 miles from Cherry Point. Interment was at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.Appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of Alabama, he was graduated with the Class of 1978 and commissioned in the Marine Corps. After basic flight training at Whiting Field , Florida, he took jet training at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas, and was designated a Naval Aviator on 9 January 1981. After reporting to the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, he began training in the AV-8A Harrier aircraft with VMAT-203, and upon completion of this training was assigned to VMA-542, serving with Marine Aircraft Group 32 where he was assigned as the squadron training officer. He was a life member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.He is survived by his widow Christina, 3105 Holly Hill, Huntsville AL 35802; his mother and stepfather; and two brothers.

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