DAVIS, BRENT E. Remains returned 12/30/97 Name: Brent E. Davis Rank/Branch: USMC, O2 Unit: VMCJ 1 MAG 11 Date of Birth: 16 September 38 Home City of Record: Santa Clara, CA Date of Loss: 18 March 66 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 191958N 1050959E Status (in 1973): Missing in Action Category: 2 Acft/Vehicle/Ground: EF-10B Other Personnel In Incident: Everett A. McPherson Source: Compiled by THE P.O.W. NETWORK 02 February 93 from the following published sources - POW/MIA's -- Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs United States Senate -- January 13, 1993. "The Senate Select Committee staff has prepared case summaries for the priority cases that the Administration is now investigating. These provide the facts about each case, describe the circumstances under which the individual was lost, and detail the information learned since the date of loss. Information in the case summaries is limited to information from casualty files, does not include any judgments by Committee staff, and attempts to relate essential facts. The Committee acknowledges that POW/MIAs' primary next-of- kin know their family members' cases in more comprehensive detail than summarized here and recognizes the limitations that the report format imposes on these summaries." On March 18, 1966, First Lieutenants McPherson and 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. In December 1988, Vietnamese officials acknowledge having knowledge of their loss incident. [bits0103.98 01/03/98] NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF FAMILIES FOR THE RETURN OF AMERICA'S MISSING SERVICEMEN WORLD WAR II - KOREA - COLD WAR - VIETNAM DOLORES ALFOND - VOICE/FAX 425-881-1499 LYNN O'SHEA ------- VOICE/FAX 718-846-4350 E-MAIL---------------- PGGK94A@PRODIGY.COM WEB SITE ------------- http://www.nationalalliance.org BITS 'N' PIECES JANUARY 3, 1998 Even we had trouble believing this one! -- Recently, a Vietnam POW/MIA family member submitted blood for mt-DNA testing, should remains associated with her brother be recovered. On December 2nd, 1997, she received a letter from the Dept. of Defense Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The letter was signed by the Supervisory DNA Technologist DoD DNA Registry. The letter acknowledged receipt of the blood sample "to be used as a reference specimen when compared to a case presumed to be associated with yo ur brother Jesse J. Traughber." Don't go running for your list of Vietnam era POW/MIAs. Don't even bother looking for the list of Vietnam era KIA's. You won't find his name. Cpl. Jesse J. Traughber went missing during the Korean War ############# We have told you mt-DNA testing is inaccurate and can not be trusted. Now we know they can't even get the paperwork correct. Was this a clerical error or was the blood sample really mis-associated? How many more errors have been made. You'd be surprised! ############# On December 30th, 1997, the Penagon announced that three servicemen missing from the Vietnam War had been accounted for. They are Air Force Maj. Glenn A. Belcher of Fessendon, N.D.; Air Force Maj. Ronald N. Sittner of South Euclid, Ohio; and Marine 1st Lt. Brent E. Davis of Santa Clara, Calif. Glen Belcher was shot down over Laos on Dec. 31, 1967. U.S.-Laotian teams recovered bone fragments and other items from the crash site in 1994 and 1995, and the remains were later identified as those of Belcher. Ronald Sittner was shot down on Aug. 23, 1967. JTF-FA recovered remains that had been buried by villagers. They were "identified" as Ronald Sittner. Brent Davis was lost over North Vietnam on March 18, 1966. Tests showed bone fragments recovered from the crash area belonged to Davis. ############### To the families involved we hold you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. It is our hope that you truly have the answers you have waited so long for.