Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day To My Late Father, Edward Miller Davis, WWII UDT Navy Veteran And Member Of The Greatest Generation

Happy Father’s Day to my late father, Edward Miller Davis (seen in the above photo).

My father was a lineman, electrician and a proud World War II Navy veteran.

He was a tough old Navy Chief who served as one of the first members of the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) frogmen in WWII, the forerunners of today’s Navy SEALs. 

He fought in the Pacific battles on Tinian, Saipan and the Philippines and was wounded in action.

My father ran our house like a Navy command and he instilled in his children a sense of duty, honor and respect for the military and our country. I enlisted in the Navy at 17 in 1970 due to my father's influence and my life-long interest in the military stems directly from him.

Below is a photo of my father (in the center) with his team, UDT 5, as well as photo of him with my late mother, Claire Ann Wardino Davis. 

He died in 1976 at the age of 57. He is remembered and missed. 

I mentioned my late father in a piece on the WWII UDT frogmen in Counterterrorism magazine.

You can read the piece via the below link:

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