Wilson and Darlene Flagg, both 63, were high school sweethearts at Corona High School in
Corona, California from the Class of 1956. They got married after Wilson graduated from the
U.S. Naval Academy, the start of a long and mostly distinguished career in which he rose to
the rank of rear admiral.
Bud and Dee, as their many friends called them, were attending the 40th reunion of his academy class in Annapolis before getting on Flight 77. They split their time between a Las Vegas residence and a cattle ranch in Virginia.
"If you met them, you were friends with them for life," Willetts said. "They had a gift for friendship."
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