Our Mission:

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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Veterans Day Rememberence – Captain Jerry Zimmer’s Arlington Memorial Service

Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 01:11 PM  posted by Elaine Zimmer Davis

On this Veterans Day, I can think of no better way to honor our veterans and those who gave their lives for our country than to post the attached video.

Sometimes it is difficult to articulate the importance of tradition, respect and honor, and I believe Jerry’s Memorial Service, held on August 20, 2009, in Arlington National Cemetery, conveys that message.

A dear friend, retired Lt. Col Bill Peters, produced this special tribute to a fellow Marine, best college buddy and casualty of the Vietnam War. Bill’s love, respect and honor for Jerry shine through in this video and will be an everlasting memory for all of us, especially Jerry’s son, Craig, and his family.

Happy Veterans Day.

Elaine Zimmer Davis

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