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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Remembering My Late Father On Father's Day
Today on Father’s Day I’ve
been thinking about my late father, Edward Miller Davis.
My father is seen in the above photo with
me when I was 17 years old and had just returned home in May of 1970 after completing
Navy Boot Camp.
My father, a Navy veteran of
WWII who served as an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) frogman, was proud
and happy that I had joined the Navy. He was also proud that I had
received orders to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and would go on to serve on the
carrier during the Vietnam War. (My father is the chief in the center of the UDT 5 team photo below).
Paul Davis is a writer who covers crime. He has written extensively about organized crime, cyber crime, street crime, white collar crime, crime fiction, crime prevention, espionage and terrorism. His 'On Crime' column appears weekly in the Washington Times and his 'Crime Beat' column appears in Philadelphia Weekly. He is also a regular contributor to Counterterrorism magazine. His work has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and other publications. As a writer, he has attended police academy training, gone out on patrol with police officers, accompanied detectives as they worked cases, accompanied narcotics officers on drug raids, observed criminal court proceedings, visited jails and prisons, and covered street riots, mob wars and murder investigations. He has interviewed police chiefs, FBI, DEA and other federal agents, prosecutors, public officials, Navy SEALs and other military special operators, Israeli commandos, British Scotland Yard detectives, CIA officers, journalists, novelists and true crime authors, and Cosa Nostra organized crime bosses. Paul Davis has been a student of crime since he was an aspiring writer growing up in South Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 in 1970. He served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War and he later served two years aboard the Navy harbor tugboat U.S.S. Saugus at the U.S. floating nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland. He went on to do security work as a Defense Department civilian while working part-time as a freelance writer. He became a full-time writer in 2007. You can read his crime columns, crime fiction, book reviews and news and feature articles on this website. You can read his full bio by clicking on the above photo. And you can contact Paul Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org