Final Mission of 1LT Everett A. McPhersonPosted on 10/19/14 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgOn 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 pownetwork.org]MORE
Regarding Renee's Recemt Post concerning my brother;s bracelet, Maj. Everett A. McPhersonPosted 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.MORE
I Never Thought I'd Find You...Posted on 7/22/14 - by Renee EllermanI 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.MORE
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 braceltPosted on 7/8/14I just found my braclet in my stuff from school
ATTENTION! Officer on deck!Posted on 3/18/14 - by Bob CoffeyATTENTION! Officer on deck!MORE
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.
Cpl. Bob Coffey Ret.
Semper FiPosted on 3/18/14 - by A Marine, USMC, VietnamSemper Fi Major.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear Major Everett Alvin McPherson, sirMORE
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
I have had you with me since 1968Posted on 9/19/13 - by Bob CoffeyI 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.MORE
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you.
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.MORE
We RememberPosted on 7/10/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgEverett 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 - byIf 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.MORE
My BrotherPosted on 9/29/08 - by Captain Raymond G. McPherson, Chaplain Corps, USN(Ret) email@example.comEverett 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.MORE
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgI 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 21:3,4MORE
I also have his MIA braceletPosted on 5/10/05 - by JoyI 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.MORE
I think of you to this dayPosted on 12/16/04 - by Cindy Hanson email@example.comI 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.MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 4/7/04 - by McPhersonjr@juno.comWe all love and miss you very much. We will see you again.
With love from your family!!!
Thank youPosted on 3/18/04 - by Zach Nicolay firstname.lastname@example.orgDear soldier,MORE
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 ForgottenPosted on 10/29/03 - by Deb Montz email@example.comIf 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 McPhersonPosted on 7/18/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Everett Alvin McPherson, for your courageous and valiant service to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten!
Again, thank you Major McPherson, for a job well done!
MAYBE ONE DAY SOON.....UNTIL THEN.....HEAVENLY PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND
Never ForgottenPosted on 5/12/03 - by Cammie Moon BrownI wore his MIA bracelet, it gave the war a name for me, I still say a prayer for his family.
Who Shall We SendPosted on 3/18/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Not ForgottenPosted on 2/18/03 - by Candace LokeyI 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.MORE
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:
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
Not ForgottenPosted on 1/18/02 - by Dave CunninghamI 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".MORE
God Bless YouPosted 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 forgottenPosted on 3/13/01 - by Stephen ScherrThank you for going. You will be remembered by a greatful nation.MORE
I am maintaining a Website in your honor:
Vaya Con DiosPosted on 12/21/00 - by JeannieEverett 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 web...to not only show I care but to also enlighten others of senseless heartache that continues decades after the fact. Peace be with you.MORE
I think about him Every DayPosted on 11/23/00 - by Joshua BoothI 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 FiMORE
Still wearing his MIA bracelet since 1972Posted on 6/4/00 - by Debbie Shaw Montz from Bremerton WAI still remember the day I got a letter from his brother. I wish I could find Chaplain Raymond McPherson today.MORE
LEST WE FORGET!!Posted on 7/9/99 - by SHARON E.BROWN firstname.lastname@example.orgADOPTED BY:MORE
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The Wall of Faces
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