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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, street crime, sex crime, cyber crime, drug crime, white collar crime, crime fiction, crime prevention, espionage and terrorism. His 'On Crime' column appears weekly in the Washington Times. He is also a regular contributor to Counterterrorism magazine. His work has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and other newspapers, magazines and online 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 and visited jails and prisons. He has covered street riots, mob wars and murder investigations. Paul Davis' online "Crime Beat" column offers his Q&As with cops, crooks, crime writers and others. Paul Davis has been a student of crime since he was a 12-year-old aspiring writer growing up in South Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 in 1970 and served on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War. He also served two years on the Navy harbor tugboat USS Saugus at the U.S. nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland. Following his Navy service, he performed security work as a Defense Department civilian and he later became a full-time writer. Paul Davis' On Crime and Crime Beat columns, crime fiction and magazine and newspaper pieces can be read on this website. His full bio can be read by clicking on the above photo.