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  • Date of Birth:9/28/1937
  • Date of Casualty:3/18/1966
  • Home of Record:POMONA
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row: 6E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Date of Birth:7/11/1939
  • Date of Casualty:3/18/1966
  • Home of Record:NEWTON
  • County of Record:MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Row:6E, 21
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 6E, Row 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Thank you for your faithfullness in REMEMBERING my brother.

    Posted on 8/16/16 - by Chaplain Ray McPherson, CAPT/USN(Ret)
    I'm the eldest brother of two younger brothers, with Everett being the second of the three boys. We also have three younger sisters. We were all so close growing up and it wasn't easy when the news came that Everett had been shot down and declared missing. Now, after all these 50 years, our love for him, as well as each other, remains strong, by the grace, love, and mercies of our Father in heaven. Heaven is our final home and that is where there will be an awesome reunion of of all who know and love the Lord. A very special THANKS goes out to each and all who have placed remembrances on this site for my brother Everett the most recent being, Lucy Torre who offered to return the bracelet she sore for so long. Its ok, Llucy, you may keep it as a token of YOUR faithfulness. And a special thanks, also, to James Kurney, for his shared memory. May God bless you, each and all, and may GOD BLESS AMERICA. Sincerely, Chaplain Ray McPherson, CAPT/USN(Ret)
  • He lives on in all our memories

    Posted on 8/15/16 - by Lucy Torre
    I never met Capt. Everett McPherson 3-18-66. The name on the bracelet I wore as a young kid. I have found it again after many years and found his mane here. It should go home to his family, if they would like to have it - his name was in my thoughts all these years, and if they would like it, I would be honored to return it in the memory of his service to this country.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 4/6/16 - by James Karney
    I remember Lt. McPherson before he deployed t VMCJ-1. He was a fine officer. Hard to believe it has been 50 years. Semper Fi!
  • Final Mission of 1LT Everett A. McPherson

    Posted on 10/19/14 - by
    On March 18, 1966, 1LT Everett A. McPherson and 1LT Brent E. 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. Decades later the remains of Davis were located and on December 8, 1997 he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. [Narrative taken from]
  • Regarding Renee's Recemt Post concerning my brother;s bracelet, Maj. Everett A. McPherson

    Posted on 7/22/14 - by Captain Raymond G. McPherson, CHC/USN(Ret)
    Thank you, Renee, for wearing my brother's MIA Bracelet for so many years. You have been so very faithful to a Fallen Hero, my brother, Maj. Everett A. McPherson. As the older brother of seven siblings, one surviving younger brother, and five surviving younger sisters, we continue to miss Everett. As a retired Navy Chaplain, I took responsibility to organize a Memorial Service for Everett, whose remains have never been recovered. The service was conducted at Arlington National Cemetery 4 June 2010, with full military honors. A flyover by his old Recon Unit from Cherry Point, N.C was organized by the President of the MCARCON Organization and Lead Pilot on the fatal mission when the McPherson/Davis plane was shot down.
  • I Never Thought I'd Find You...

    Posted on 7/22/14 - by Renee Ellerman
    I wore your MIA bracelet for 25 years. I just read the article that said what happened to you. You went missing on my Birthday. That's how I came to know and care for you. Rest in peace, Mac.

    I would like to return the bracelet to E. McPhearson's Family. I still have it. I had always dreamed I would be returning it to him...

  • his bracelt

    Posted on 7/8/14
    I just found my braclet in my stuff from school
  • ATTENTION! Officer on deck!

    Posted on 3/18/14 - by Bob Coffey
    ATTENTION! Officer on deck!

    3-18-66 you went missing defending your country, I thank you! I was there in June and July of 1966, but didn't know you then. I know you now through your brother and family and I am proud to have served with you then. No greater honor than to give your life for your country and Sir I honor that.
    Semper Fi
    Cpl. Bob Coffey Ret.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/18/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Major.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Everett Alvin McPherson, 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
  • I have had you with me since 1968

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Bob Coffey
    I would like to get in contact with Mr. McPherson's brother that has posted here on this site. My name is Bob Coffey, Cpl. USMC, wounded July 29, 1966 Ouang Tri, Vietnam. In circa 1968 I got a metal bracelet with Capt. Everett McPherson 3-18-66 inscribed on it. I have been hopeful and praying that he would be found. These bracelets are to remind us of of his loss and his families loss. I would like to give my bracelet to you and your family. If you are interested please contact me at 903-887-3462.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you.
    Bob Coffey
  • Missing you, brother.

    Posted on 8/23/13 - by Capt. Raymond G. McPherson, CHC, USN(Ret)
    Its so hard to believe so many years have already passed since you were first reported missing while flying on a Recon/Radar jamming mission over N. Vietnam. There are still so many sketchy details and questions that are yet to be answered. I suppose we just won't have all our answers until your two surviving brothers and five sisters meet you at heaven's gate when it comes our time. Of course, Mom and Dad are now with you and finally at peace in knowing the whole story of your experience of being shot down and your brave attempt to get your co-pilot, Brent Davis, and aircraft into safe territory away from the enemy. We all miss you so much and so very proud of you.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/10/11 - by Robert Sage
    Everett has a military stone in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery. PH
  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Everett Alvin McPHERSON, USMC,,,who died for our country!!!!

    Posted on 2/15/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear,unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • My Brother

    Posted on 9/29/08 - by Captain Raymond G. McPherson, Chaplain Corps, USN(Ret)
    Everett is my brother. We were in college together in North Carolina when he received orders for Vietnam. I was very concerned for his safety. As his older brother I advised him to "Just do you job. Don't try to be a hero. Bring yourself home safely. I love you." Well, I was in seminary on that fateful day, March 18, 1966, when the call came from my dad: "Ray, your brother is down. He's been shot down." My wife and I excused ourselves from seminary classes and duties and immediately started the drive from Wake Forest, N.C. to Norfolk, Va. to the home of my parents. Every 30 minutes I would stop the vehicle and place a call to mom and dad "Have you heard anything else?" We hoped upon hope that he had somehow survived the incident, and would be rescued. Facts that began to gradually emerge, which has taken years, and still emerging, began to make it clear that Everett, in all likelihood did not survive.
    At this point in time, Sept.29, 2008, my other younger brother, Alan, and our five younger sisters, are seriously considering a formal service for Everett at Arlington Natl. Cemetery. I suppose its time to do something of this nature to honor his loving memory and brave service to God and country. Perhaps we will do this on the anniversary date of his going down; March 18, 1966.
    As a retired Navy Chaplain, I am hopeful that my brother, Alan, and I can have a significant part in the service to honor our brother.
    A verse from Psalm 91:14-15 "Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me,and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him."
  • I was there in DaNang that day.

    Posted on 9/4/07 - by Jim Daniels
    I was there that day when Brent and Everett climbed into the cockpit of the EF-10B and left on their flight. I was the radio/nav tech on the launch flight crew. I will always remember them and that day. My sympathy and condolances to the families. Rev 21:3,4
  • I also have his MIA bracelet

    Posted on 5/10/05 - by Joy
    I received it in the early 70's and I wore it proudly for a lot of years. I still have it and I still wear it from time to time. I often think of the young man whos name is inscribed on it.
  • I think of you to this day

    Posted on 12/16/04 - by Cindy Hanson
    I too wore his name proudly on my wrist. I contacted his family back in the early 1970's when I started wearing the braclet. His brother wrote back to me and explained about his disappearance and the doubt that he had that his brother would return when the war ended. I have never forgotten you Everett A. McPherson.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/7/04 - by
    We all love and miss you very much. We will see you again.

    With love from your family!!!
  • Thank you

    Posted on 3/18/04 - by Zach Nicolay
    Dear soldier,
    My name is Zach Nicolay and I want to thank you for your sacrifice. You paid the ultimate price, and the result is that the world is a better place. This remembrance is part of the Gridley High School Posting Project. All of the students and staff at Gridley High School, along with myself, wish to thank you for your sacrifice.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 10/29/03 - by Deb Montz
    If anyone can help me find his family or any others that wear his bracelet so we may try to piece it all together that would be nice
  • Thank you Major McPherson

    Posted on 7/18/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Everett Alvin McPherson, for your courageous and valiant service to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten!

    Again, thank you Major McPherson, for a job well done!


  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 5/12/03 - by Cammie Moon Brown
    I wore his MIA bracelet, it gave the war a name for me, I still say a prayer for his family.
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 3/18/03 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 2/18/03 - by Candace Lokey
    I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

    We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

    Candace Lokey
    PO Box 206
    Freeport, PA 16229

    If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 1/18/02 - by Dave Cunningham
    I have worn Capt. Everett McPherson's bracelet since '72 picking it out from 3 my mother brought home (I was 19 at the time). I still remember the little note that came along with the bracelet - do not take it off until the person comes home. I still wear it with pride and rememberance and have not forgotten. My only wish at this point is that someday we will "Circle the Cross".
    God Bless
  • God Bless You

    Posted on 9/24/01 - by Charlie Brown Jr.
    God Bless You...God Bless America...Ps 23..."Though I walk through a shadow of death........"
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 3/13/01 - by Stephen Scherr
    Thank you for going. You will be remembered by a greatful nation.

    I am maintaining a Website in your honor:

    Semper Fi
  • Vaya Con Dios

    Posted on 12/21/00 - by Jeannie
    Everett A. McPherson is my adopted POW/MIA (Operation Just Cause). I have never met Everett but I pray for him daily. May Everett's family and friends find comfort in knowing Everett is safe with God and he is always with them. I have posted a remembrance to Everett on the not only show I care but to also enlighten others of senseless heartache that continues decades after the fact. Peace be with you.
  • I think about him Every Day

    Posted on 11/23/00 - by Joshua Booth
    I am 17 years old, and I wear His Bracelet, I Never stop thinking about him. I am a wrestler and a future Marine, every time that i am combatting an opponent on the mat, or doing push ups or taking a test, I think of Him. I am Applying for a Marine Corps Scholarship, and when asked why i want to join the USMC, i replied, simply by raising my wrist with pride. I will try and do what i can to never let him be forgotten. Semper Fi
    Joshua Booth
  • Still wearing his MIA bracelet since 1972

    Posted on 6/4/00 - by Debbie Shaw Montz from Bremerton WA
    I still remember the day I got a letter from his brother. I wish I could find Chaplain Raymond McPherson today.

    Posted on 7/9/99 - by SHARON E.BROWN



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