|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1947|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1966, Vietnam|
Home of Record: Muskegon, MI
Date of birth: 12/18/1947
Service: United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss: E5
ID No: 382444055
MOS: 0331: MACHINE GUNNER
Length Service: 04
Unit: H CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
Start Tour: 11/30/1966
Incident Date: 12/17/1966
Casualty Date: 12/17/1966
Age at Loss: 18
Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Not Reported
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Notes from The wall:
Sgt. Robert G. Davison of Muskegon, Michigan joined the Marine Corp at the age of 14. He had four years of service in the Marines when he was shipped to Vietnam at age 18. Robert was KIA on Dec 17, 1966 one day before his 19th birthday. Contributed by VVA 158
Posted by: Lisa Lark
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Fellow Marine & Vietnam Veteran
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni...
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever...
Dec 18, 2009
Grand Junction, Co.
~ In Humble Tribute, To A Fallen, Young Hero ~
In Humble Tribute, of your Sacrifice and with, So Much Gratitude, for your Courage, Service and Dedication, to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, Sgt., Robert Gayle Davison and know, that you will, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I'am, the sister, of Sgt., David Dickinson, who, also made the Supreme Sacrifice, in Vietnam, in 1967.... They shall, grow not old, as we that are left, grow old. age shall, not weary them, nor, the years condemn. At the going down, of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. "For the Fallen" September 1914 ~ R.L. Binyon ~
Dec 17, 2009
It is so hard, for me, to comprehend, how, a 14, year old, could enter the Marine Corp. Some where a recruiter, should feel shame, beyond words.. Rest In Peace, young Soldier.. I will never forget.
Dec 17, 2009
Honoring the memory, of a young, patriot and hero. Semper Fi, Marine! Thank you, for your dedication, courage and service, to our nation. 'THEY STAND IN, AN UNBROKEN LINE, OF PATRIOTS WHO DARED, TO DIE, THAT FREEDOM MIGHT LIVE. FREEDOM LIVES AND THROUGH IT, THEY LIVE IN A WAY, THAT HUMBLES, THE UNDERTAKING, OF MOST MEN.' ~Gen., Dwight D. Eisenhower~ May God bless and keep you, hold you, in His loving arms and comfort, those you loved. Rest in peace, young Sgt. and know, YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Dec 17, 2009
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
"You are Remembered"
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother." Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Dec 17, 2007
Well done Marine, rest in peace
The time, you won your town, the race, We chaired you, through the market-place, Man and boy, stood cheering by, And home, we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you, at your threshold down, Townsman, of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away, From fields, where glory does not stay. And early though, the laurel grows, It withers quicker, than the rose. Eyes, the shady night has shut, Cannot see the record cut. And silence, sounds, no worse than cheers, After earth has, stopped the ears: Now you, will not swell, the rout Of lads, that wore their honours out, Runners, whom renown outran And the name, died, before the man. So set, before it's echoes fade, The fleet foot, on the sill of shade. And hold, to the low lintel up, The still-defended, challenge-cup. And round, that early-laurelled, head, Will flock, to gaze, the strengthless dead. And find unwithered, on it's curls, The garland briefer, than a girl's. A.E. Housman, "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (REN)
Dec 17, 2007
just someone, who made it, home
33, beau ridge drive, stafford, va., 22556, usa
I'am honored to read, the name, of Robert Gayle Davison, at the 25th, anniversary celebration, of the VVM., on Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 6:20, a.m..
Oct 22, 2007
HE sounds like a good person
i hope he was a good fighter i give him my kindness in heaven
Dec 1, 2006
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." (C.Campbell.) You were so young. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. My hero. May angels watch over you throughout eternity.
Oct 16, 2006
You died the day I was born. Thank you for fighting for me. ~namaste~
Oct 5, 2006
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
Rhode Island, USA
**** NOT FORGOTTEN ****
You are an American hero, whose ultimate sacrifice will, not be forgotten. Rest well, brave Marine. You will, be remembered, for always being faithful, to God, Country, Family and the Corps. "Some people, spend an entire lifetime wondering, if they made a difference. The Marines don't, have that problem." ~ President, Ronald Reagan, 1985 - - MARINE SGT., DAVISON, YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE, TO WHICH, I'AM VERY GRATEFUL. SEMPER FI! Thank you, for your sacrifice and service, to this great nation.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
1079 Roy Klingbeil Rd.
Utterson, P0b1m0 Canada
You served Well
At such a young age of 14, if eel that you had superb bravery and strength, God bless You.
Monday, October 06, 2003
Dear Robert: Unless there is an error here, (and I don't think there is) you were a mere 14 years old when you joined the Marines. I knew they sneaked under age guys in back then (1962), but I have never seen a boy this young and I wanted to acknowledge it. You are truly an American hero and I want to say thank you for your sacrifice. Truly one of a kind! Tom Tweed, USA, 1969-71.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Happy Birthday - American Hero. Such a sacrifice, at such, a young age. God Bless.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002
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Created by: Karen Hopkins
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78699028