75 Virgil Alexander Wright III, Nashville, Tennessee

75 Virgil Alexander Wright III, Nashville, Tennessee

Virgil Alexander Wright, III

Virgil Alexander Wright III
Virgil Alexander Wright III

Rank/Rate:    Interior Communications Electrician, First Class

Birth Date:    December 25, 1944

From:    Nashville, Tennessee

Decorations:   

Submarine:    USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Loss Date:    May 22, 1968

Location:    Approximately 400 miles southwest of the Azores

Circumstances:    There is still no incontrovertible proof of the exact cause or causes of Scorpion’s loss.

Remarks:    

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS SCORPION (SSN589)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Scorpion (SSN-589)

Return to Lost Tennessean Roster


Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

The TSMA is a nonprofit memorial association registered as a 501(c) tax exempt organization and is registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State to receive charitable donations. Please make the TSMA one of the charities that you support.  You can make a donation here or send a check made to: Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association, c/o 309 Church Street, #107, Nashville, TN 37201.

Here’s our nonprofit (501(c)3) designation letter [link]

Here’s our State of Tennessee registration to solicit charitable donations [link]

Thank you for your help commemorating the Tennesseans who gave their lives as American Submariners in the service of the United States Navy.

Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

c/o 309 Church Street, #107 Nashville, TN 37201