Army & Navy - COMMAND: End of an Admiral

With his wife beside him, Vice Admiral Theodore Stark Wilkinson was driving on to the ferry West Point, to cross from Norfolk to Portsmouth, Va. The car was borrowed and unfamiliar; he lost control. Quickly he stretched out his right arm, opened the far door, yelled "Jump!" and pushed Mrs. Wilkinson out to safety.

The car cut through the chain and gate at the end of the lane, plunged into 27 feet of water. Admiral Wilkinson had no time to save himself; they found his body an hour and a quarter later, behind the wheel. Thus, death came last week...

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