Davis, Terry Lee, BM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1966-1967, BM-0000, Unit 3 - Qui Nhon, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
Service Years
1964 - 1967
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parma, OH
Last Address
Parma, OH

Casualty Date
Feb 24, 1967
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Brooklyn Heights Cemetery - Brooklyn Heights, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15E 083

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Unit 3 - Qui Nhon, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
  1966-1967, BM-0000, Unit 3 - Qui Nhon, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
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Last Known Activity
22 February 1967 - At approximately 2210H, STABLE DOOR forces suffered their first in country personnel casualties due to enemy action in Qui Nhon harbor, RVN. During a routine board and search operation, a skimmer approached a sampan, an object was thrown from the sampan and landed in the skimmer. The boat captain (BM3 Terry Lee DAVIS, 776 29 93, USN) immediately ordered the other crew member (SN Daniel Eugene MOORE, Jr. 693 71 54, USN) to clear the craft. Immediately thereafter, an explosion occurred causing both crew members to be thrown in the water. BM3 DAVIS remained conscious until arrival of an additional patrol craft and directed attention to search for SN MOORE, whom he believed to have still been alive. BM3 DAVIS was subsequently transferred to the 67th Evacuation Hospital, Qui Nhon, RVN. Initial injuries were multiple schrapnel wounds of the chest, abdomen and head. BM3 DAVIS's condition was very serious upon admission to the hospital and prognosis was questionable. BM3 DAVIS subsequently died at 0125H, 24 February 1967 at the 67th Evacuation Hospital, Qui Nhon, RVN as a result of wounds received. Condition directly leading to death was a cardic arrest. A search of the immediate area for SN MOORE was conducted by additional harbor patrol units until 0004H, 23 February 1967. This search was terminated due to the tide conditions, and shallow water and was continued at first light. Upon resumption of the search, 9 units consisting of patrol craft and men on foot, covered the scene and the surrounding shore line area, continuing until 1130H, 23 February 1967 with negative results. Local Army, Navy and civilian facilities were alerted to the circumstances concerning the status of SN MOORE; as of this time SN MOORE was declared missing in action (MIA). At 0819H, 24 February 1967, SN MOORE's body was recovered on the beach at the southern end of the Delong pier, located in the inner harbor at Qui Nhon. Next of kin was notified at this time as to the change of status from MIA to killed in action. Cause of death determined as asphyxiation due to submersion (drowning). Material casualties resulting from this incident were restricted to ancillary equipment. Hull and engine did not receive notable damage. Repairs were affected by assigned personnel and the skimmer was returned to operable status.


BM3 Davis is interred at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Information as gathered from the Cleveland Press & Plain Dealer, February 28 & March 3, 1967.

He wrote this to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, 11491 Ronald Dr., Parma. He was counting the days until he was due to come home. Davis, bosun's mate third class on a river patrol boat, was killed February 24, 1967, when his craft stopped a sampan for a routine inspection near Qui Khon. A grenade or other explosive device was tossed aboard his boat and Davis was fatally wounded. Born December 27, 1946, Davis joined the Navy in December, 1964, and was planning to accept discharge in December. He originally expected to make the Navy a career, but his mother said he changed his mind later and had hoped to be married to the Parma Heights girl to whom he was engaged and to study mechanics in a trade school. Besides his parents he was survived by a sister, Charlot Murmann and a brother, Charles Jr. He was the grandson of Mrs. Catherine Shingleton
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