WILSON C. ROOK, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilson Rook '57

Date of birth: September 11, 1932

Date of death: January 25, 1968

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From A-4 Skyhawk:

January 25, 1968: USS Bennington's 104,000th landing was made by LCDR Wilson C. Rook of VA-125. On Rook's next attempt that evening, his A-4C BuNo. 147810 struck the round down, exploded and skidded off the port side of the flight deck. His body was not recovered. Jim Winchester


Class of 1957

Wilson is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 in Memorial Hall.