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My first husband, Capt. Jerry Zimmer, was an F4B Phantom jet pilot, whose aircraft was shot down on August 29, 1969, approximately 20 miles South of Da Nang, Vietnam, after six months in country. Neither Jerry nor his navigator, 1st Lt. Al Graf, was able to eject, before the aircraft crashed into the Que Son Mountains. Initially Jerry and Al were classified as Killed in Action/No Body Recovered (KIA/NBR). Years later, both Marines were listed as MIA, along with other service members whose bodies were never recovered.

Jerry has been gone nearly a half century, and hope for recovering his remains had run out a long time ago.  However, in recent years our family became involved with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), now merged with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and learned that Jerry’s and Al’s remains might, in fact, be recoverable, so we are doing everything possible to support their efforts to make this happen and bring our guys home where they belong.

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An Khe Army Airfield, 1st Air Cav, FAC…. (Vietnam 1960′s)

Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 03:03 PM  posted by Elaine Zimmer Davis

The above video was sent to my husband, Ron, by Dewy Clarridge — it offers a great opportunity to see several army and air force takeoffs and landings at An Khe Army Airfield during the 1960s. You’ll see Bird Dogs, Hueys, Cobras, Ch-54 Cranes, LOHs, CH-47s and more.

An Khe was located in II Corps, between Qui Nhon on the coast and Pleiku in the Central Highlands. The American 1st Cavalry Div was based there from ’65-’68, along with the Army 25th Ordnance Detachment. After ’68, the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade took over. The area was strategically important.

I really like this video and hope you do too!

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