Gary James DavisWarrant Officer
B TROOP, 3RD SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
07 June 1947 - 17 September 1969
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The database page for Gary James Davis
Gary was a friend of my youth and a much-loved son and brother in his family in Eureka, California. We backpacked together the summer of my senior year with our local teen club. He was just a kid. He was injured during the trip and had to be helicoptered out of the Trinity Alps of Northern California. I often think that this, plus his father's Marine service in the Pacific in WWII, influenced his decision to serve.
His loss was felt by all who knew him and his talents. He is missed. Most of all, he is not forgotten.
On behalf of his sister, this message:
"Grief reaches across the world to get me,
From a boyhood friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe MACV Summary for September 1969 contains the following entry for 17 Sep:
Ten men were killed in the 3rd Brigade's command and control ship, UH-1H tail number 67-17821:
Two men from B Troop, 3/17 Cavalry were killed in the gunship, AH-1G tail number 68-15061:
One man from A Company, 5/60th Infantry, was killed in the ground engagement: SSG Ronald B. Bishop of Hazelwood, Missouri.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Aug 2008
Last updated 08/09/2008