Davidson, Bruce Ernest, CDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1974-1985, 131X, NTTC Washington DC
Service Years
1961 - 1985
Commander
Commander

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
California, MD

Date of Passing
Nov 02, 2016
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
USNA Columbarium Wall 30, Row 5, Column C

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Navy Officer Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni AssociationUnited States Navy Memorial
  2020, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Flight Officer Wings

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAS Moffett FieldVQ-4 ShadowsUSS Constellation (CVA-64)NAS San Diego
NTTC Washington DC
  1965-1966, 131X, NAS Moffett Field
  1967-1968, 131X, VQ-4 Shadows
  1969-1971, 131X, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1971-1973, 131X, NAS San Diego
  1974-1985, 131X, NTTC Washington DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)/Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUniversity of Southern California
  1961-1965, United States Naval Academy
  2020-1972, University of Southern California
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 09, 1965, Commissioned Ensign
  Jul 01, 1968, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Dec 01, 1973, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Apr 01, 1980, Promoted to Commander
  Apr 23, 2020, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


On Oct. 26, 1974, while stationed in San Diego, he met and married his wife, Patricia "Patsy" Cahill, also stationed in San Diego serving in the Navy Nurse Corps. Together they celebrated 42 wonderful years of marriage. He was a lifetime member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. He was an avid sports fan and loved Navy football. He had season tickets for 30 years, traveling to games from Houston to Ireland to cheer for the Navy midshipmen. When he wasn't watching a sporting event, he enjoyed working in his yard. But his greatest joy in his life was spending time with his family especially his three granddaughters and new grandson who affectionately call him "Bubba". He was an active member of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California, MD, serving wherever needed. He was a former member of the Church of Ascension in Lexington Park, MD, where he served on the vestry and as the Senior Warden. He was a past member of the Lexington Park Rotary Club, Young Life Committee and volunteered to help many community projects including the Ascension Food pantry, HOPE and Christmas in April.

In addition to his wife, Bruce is survived by his children, Kimberly Davidson Safford of California, MD, and Kristin Davidson Hart (Bryan) of Bahrain; his brother, Charles Davidson (Lorraine) of Collingswood, NJ; and four grandchildren: Ashley Welch, Brooke Safford, Mattison Safford, all of California, MD; and Finn Patrick Hart of Bahrain; and many extended family and friends.

   
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After the Navy he continued his career as a contractor at Webster Field with Eagan McAllister Associates /SAIC until his retirement from SAIC in Dec. 2015.
   
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