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is honored on Panel 38W, Line 10 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 4/15/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Major Yale Davis,
    Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • From Elaine Reilly Bellavia

    Posted on 11/19/15 - by Elaine Mackin Reilly Bellavia
    Yale today is the 47th anniversary of your death in the aircraft with my beloved late husband Capt. John Reilly. You met your "maker" at the same minute. Your widow and I never met or communicated yet I feel a bond with her on this and every other November 19th.
    My son Brian was only 5 weeks old at the time. Brian has grown into a remarkable man with the values you and John held sacred. He is an attorney/author with 3 beautiful daughters. Sarah now 18, Morgan 15, and Claire aged 9. Wow God takes but when he gives he gives abundantly.
    Rest in Peace Yale knowing your sacrifice is held in our hearts. Praying for the repose of your soul and for God's peace to your family.
  • I am proud to be named after you.

    Posted on 4/15/15 - by Your grandson Yale Rezin Davis III
    Your son gave me your name. He and his sisters were only ten and seven years old when you passed away but they have never forgotten you. Your prescence has never left our family. Your wife and brother in law have such great stories about you. I am proud they named me after you. I truly wish I could have had a grandson grandfather relationship with you. You could have taught me many things, but I have had the priveledge to have your widowed wife my grandma, your son my father, your two daughters my aunts in my life. You raised amazing children. We have your picture in multiple places In my home. I got to visit your grave next to your parents, and grandparents. I hope when I die I will have the oppurtunity to shake your hand. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are absolutely not forgotten.
  • Goodbye Grandpa

    Posted on 5/30/14
    I never met you. You died long before I was born, but I have grown up with your stories of heroism. Every single one of those stories tells of a man I am proud to be the grandaughter of. I can only aspire to be as great as you were, and still are, in the eternal reward you earned. Every single one of those stories lives in my heart forever, and they will live in my children's hearts when I tell them of you. And so, life goes on, but you will never be forgotten. My birthday fell on Memorial Day this year, and I think that is fitting. As I grow up to be a young woman I will look to your leadership to form me into a person you would be proud to call your grandaughter, just as I am proud to call you my grandfather. I just want to say, I love you Grandpa.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Yale Rezin Davis Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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