Marine Corp Hymn
From the halls of Montezuma,
to the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles in the air, on
land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our
honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurled to every
breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and
place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands
and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, The
United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to
our Corps which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for
life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on
heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States
Name: Brent E. Davis
Date of Loss: 18 March 66
|Name: Brent E. Davis
Rank/Branch: USMC, O2
Unit: VMCJ 1 MAG 11
Date of Birth: 16 September 38
Home City of Record: Santa Clara, CA
Date of Loss: 18 March 66
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 191958N 1050959E
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Other Personnel In Incident: Everett A. McPherson
On March 18, 1966, First Lieutenants McPherson and Davis were the
crew on board an EF-10B, one in a flight of two aircraft on an
electronic counter-measures mission in support of an air strike
approximately 10 miles west of Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province.
Their flight received 85mm anti-aircraft fire during the mission. There was an explosion in their aircraft while at an altitude of
26,000 feet and over neighboring Nghe An Province. They were
believed to have been hit and downed by enemy surface to air
missile. A SAR mission over the area produced negative results.
Both airmen were initially declared missing in action. Returning
U.S. POWs had no information on their fate. Both airmen were
then declared dead/body not recovered, based on a presumptive
finding of death.
In December 1988, Vietnamese officials
acknowledged having knowledge of their loss incident.
Source: Compiled by THE P.O.W. NETWORK 02 February 93 from
the following published sources - POW/MIA's -- Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA
Affairs United States Senate -- January 13, 1993.
After 31 years and 9 months, Brent Eden
Davis Major, United States Marine Corps has come home.
On 08 December 1997 the remains of Brent E. Davis, MAJ, USMC were laid
to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
with full military honors and a flyover.
Major Davis was repatriated from Vietnam..
Rest in peace Brent, and Semper Fi.
"The Senate Select Committee staff has
prepared case summaries for the priority cases that the Administration is now
investigating. These provide the facts about each case, describe the circumstances under
which the individual was lost, and detail the information learned since the date of loss.
Information in the case summaries is limited to information from casualty files, does not
include any judgments by Committee staff, and attempts to relate essential facts. The
Committee acknowledges that POW/MIAs' primary next-of- kin know their family members'
cases in more comprehensive detail than summarized here and recognizes the limitations
that the report format imposes on these summaries."
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Thank you Ron
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is
to keep pushing this issue inside the Beltway...
The need to get specific answers is more important now than ever before.
If still alive, some MIAs are now in their 70s..
They don't have much time left.
We have to demand the answers from the bureaucrats and keep standing on their necks
(figuratively speaking) until they get the message that THEY work for US and that we are
serious about getting these long overdue responses. Diplomatic considerations aside... We
can no longer allow questionable protocols established by pseudo-aristocratic armchair
strategists, to determine or influence the fate of the men who were in the trenches while
the diplomats were sharing sherry and canapes and talking about "Their Plans"
for the future of SE Asia.
How long can he pace?
Time is running out!
Please help bring them home
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