On 8 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 after 31 years. Rest in peace Brent, and Semper Fi.
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 initially declared dead/body not recovered, based on a presumptive finding of death.
In December 1988, Vietnamese officials acknowledge having knowledge of their loss incident.
He was the son of Major Russell H. Davis, USMCR (Retired)
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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