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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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MEMORIAL DAY 2015 — HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES

Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 10:05 PM  posted by Elaine Zimmer Davis

 

ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL

ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL

 

2015 MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO OUR VIETNAM WAR FALLEN HEROES

2015 MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO OUR VIETNAM WAR FALLEN HEROES

 

One Response to “MEMORIAL DAY 2015 — HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES”

  1. Adriana Fourcher says:

    To Elaine Zimmer Davis
    I heard the NPR coverage of how you have valiantly been working to recover Capt. Jerry Zimmer’s remains.

    It was very touching and somewhat therapeutic for me.

    We live in OC and my son is just about to unveil a Memorial for 84 Servicemen killed going to Vietnam.

    These families were lucky to get any remains because the air crash was so terrible and they were not allowed to visit the crash site.

    Up until now there has not been a memorial with the names of the 12 Airmen and 72 US Marines. (They are not on the Vietnam War Memorial)

    Going through this process of creating an honorable dedication and place to remember them has made me more sensitive to what military families go through.

    Please keep me posted on your progress.

    I do sincerely pray that you will bring him home.

    Warm Regards,

    Adriana Fourcher


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