Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Pearl Harbor Day: Remembering My late WWII Navy Veteran Father

Every December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day, I think of my late father, Edward Miller Davis, who died on this day in 1976. He was 57.

My late brother Eddie and I noted at the time that he would have liked to have passed on December 7th, as he was a proud World War II Navy veteran. 

He was a chief Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) frogman and fought in the Pacific battles on Tinian, Saipan and the Philippines. 

Below is a photo of my father (in the center) with his team, UDT 5:  

Below is a statue of a UDT frogman in front of the UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, where my father and the original UDT trained during WWII:

Below is a photo of my father and my late mother, Claire Wardino Davis:

Below is a photo of my father, me and my late older brother Eddie:

And below is a photo of me and my father when I came home from Navy Boot Camp in 1970:

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