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


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.


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

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

Find a Grave Memorial: Virgil Alexander Wright III, Hollywood Cemetery, Wartrace Tennessee

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