Edward James Davis was born January 30, 1944 in Riverside, CA and died July 30, 2014 at his home in Placentia, CA. He was an active duty Marine from 1964 to 1968, serving two tours in Vietnam with the VMF-235 (Death Angels) Fighter Attack Squadron and the VMF-232 (Red Devils). Both squadrons were based out of Da Nang, Vietnam. His primary assignment was maintaining the aircraft communications equipment and his extensive knowledge of electronics provided opportunities for him to repair Air Force jets downed at the Marine air base. He also participated in a number of ground operations while overseas. Upon his return to the US, he was assigned to the Black Sheep Squadron (VMA – 214) at El Toro and was honorably discharged three months later. His rank at the time of separation was Sergeant (E-5).
Ed rarely talked about his time in Vietnam but those closest to him knew it had a profound effect on him. He served his country with pride and honor and will always be our hero.