Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WEsley L. MCDonald (July 6, 1924 February 8, 2009) was a United States Navy four-star admiral and naval aviator. HE led the first air strike against North Vietnam after the Gulf of Tonkin incident and was the commander in charge of Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada to rescue U.S. Citizens. HE died on February 8, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. MCDonald graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946 and married his high school sweetheart. HE began his career as a naval aviator in 1950, serving in several carrier fighter and attack squadrons. IN 1964, McDonald was the skipper of Attack Squadron VA-56 flying A-4 Skyhawks aboard the USS Ticonderoga.