2/25/71 Fallen Brother RVN IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on February 25, 2020 at 12:59:53 PM by dh
2/25/71 HM1 Dennis A. Davison, Bexer County, San Antonio, TX.
Phu Vinh SEABEE TEAM 1020, NMCB 10, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
Dennis Allen Davison
Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Date of birth: 06/24/1936
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E6
Rank: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class
ID No: 489366689
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 16
Unit: SEABEE TEAM 1020, NMCB-10, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 02/25/1971
Casualty Date: 02/25/1971
Age at Loss: 34
Location: Vinh Binh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Not Reported
ON THE WALL Panel 04W Line 004
Buried at Sea
HM1 Dennis A. Davison was a Hospital Corpsman serving with Seabee Team 1020, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 10 (NMCB-10), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On February 25, 1971, HM1 Davison died in Vinh Binh Province, RVN, where he reportedly passed in his sleep. Davison was 34-years old. By his widow’s request, Davison’s remains were committed to the sea. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
"I'm the One Called "Doc…"
I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you think of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and you life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".
Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
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