RAY R DAVIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

RAY RENE DAVIS

WALL NAME

RAY R DAVIS

PANEL / LINE

30W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

06/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

OAKLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Alameda County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAY RENE DAVIS
POSTED ON 4.12.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear WO Ray Davis,
Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. We are celebrating our holy days. It is a time of joy, and may that be yours in heaven. 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.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Doolin

West Coast Thunder

I'm riding West Coast Thunder tomorrow and carrying a replica of Ray's dog tags as issued by the ride organizers. I'd like to pay my respects to Ray and those who love and remember him. With deepest respect, Tom Doolin.
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POSTED ON 1.17.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of WO1 Ray R. Davis

Final Mission of WO1 Ray R. Davis
On March 1, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 65-10020) from the 174th Assault Helicopter Company was operating in in Quang Ngai Province, about 5 miles southwest of Mo Duc. The aircraft, piloted by WO1 Edward L. Harris and WO1 Ray R. Davis, was flying 1/20 Infantry Battalion Command and Control. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was being used to exchange personnel on an observation post (o.p.). The aircraft had been into the location on one previous personnel drop-off and was returning with the remainder of personnel and equipment. On the first drop off at the o.p. the approach was made to the southeast which put the aircraft into the wind, and no apparent problems were reported. On the second lift onto the o.p., the approach was started to the northwest, which put the aircraft downwind. The approach was apparently overshot by whoever had control of the aircraft at the time. The pilot in control of the aircraft apparently tried to make a pedal turn to get back on the o.p. At this time it is assumed that the aircraft lost power and began losing altitude. Approximately 50 meters down the hill the main rotor struck the ground. Slightly further down the main fuselage made impact and started to break apart. A fire erupted in the main portion of the aircraft which completely consumed the helicopter. The crash killed the entire crew of the helicopter, consisting of the aircraft commander WO1 Davis, pilot WO1 Harris, crew chief SP4 Donn P. Zarina, and gunner PFC David E. Schulze. The crash also took the lives of five passengers, including SGT Rodney M. Goode, SP4 Jimmy R. Gross, CPL David E. Lovegren, SP4 Thomas L. Gaines, and CPL James A. Craft. Two passengers survived the wreck and were removed by medevac shortly afterwards for medical treatment. During the recovery operation, CPL Lovegren's body was being hoisted onboard the extraction helicopter when the lifting device dropped his remains about 1,000 meters from the extraction point. An effort was made to relocate and recover Lovegren's body, but hostile forces were in the loss area, and CPL Lovegren could not be recovered. CPL David E. Lovegren is listed with honor among the missing because his body has never been returned to his homeland for burial. [Taken from vhpa.org and pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Ray Rene Davis, 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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POSTED ON 7.5.2013
POSTED BY: Billy M. Brown

Honoring California Vietnam Casualties

May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
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