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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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MIA Humanitarians: TBS 6-67 and 18 Other TBS Classes!

Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:04 PM  posted by Elaine Zimmer Davis

If a picture tells a thousand words, then the attached says a lot about retired Marine Lt. Col. Jack Wells and his long-time penchant for helping children succeed in life—no matter where they live. While there was not much that Jack could do back in his Vietnam days (1968-69) when he was assigned as forward observer (FO) for Alpha & Bravo, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7), he and his Basic School Class (TBS 6-67), along with 18 other TBS classes have more than made up for lost time.

For several years, Jack and TBS 6-67 collected thousands of dollars in donations from fellow classmates and friends to help the children of a small village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam—not far from where the regimental CP for the 5th Marines and a 155mm howitzer battery were located during the Vietnam War. As you can imagine, the fighting was extremely heavy in that area. Read more