Virginia Heroes

John William Wightman, Jr.

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Born: June 29, 1918
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 16, 1944

Lieutenant Junior Grade Wightman was a 1941 graduate of the University of Virginia where he played on the basketball team for three years. He trained at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

He is buried in Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Henrico, Virginia.

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