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.


Vietnam Map



Zimmer-Graf Crash Site on 1:50K Map


The last photo of Jerry and Navigator Al Graf, before their deaths on 8/29/69

My Visit To Jerry’s Crash Site — 2012

Elaine’s Base Camp Visit 8/20/10 (Some site photos included) –

Jerry’s Personal Photos From Vietnam and Other Times

Jerry’s Memorial Service

Jerry’s Memorial Service Reception

F-4 Crash Site Related Photos – Aircraft Parts Found – Visits to Crash Site

Elaine’s Vietnam Pictures – March, 2009

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Craig, Brett & Ron’s Vietnam Trip – January 2009

 2014 National POW/MIA Family League Meeting

Visit to JPAC Hawaii — Jan 2011

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Elaine’s Visit to Joint Op Center (JOC) 8/23/10

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2012 National POW/MIA Family League Meeting

2011 National POW/MIA Family League Meeting

Nat’l League of Families Meeting  July 21-25, 2010

JPAC Ops Center Briefing 3-23-10

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Visit to a JPAC Excavation Site (not Jerry’s) 3-25-10

Son Vien Village – 3-2010

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Sightseeing in Hanoi – 3-2010

Hoi An River and Village – 3-2010

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Visit to The Globe & Laurel Restaurant and National Museum of the Marine Corps – August 21, 2009