Welcome to the USS Davis DD-937 Guestbook Forum

Navy Emporium
Please view our commemorative USS Davis DD-937 products in our Ship's Store!


Joel H. Kelly
Years Served: 1957 -1959
Plankowner -

VP USS Davis Association 1998 - 2005

Currently serving as it's president/treasurer until unseated by popular vote of the membership, now 400 + strong.


Austin G. Rinker, Jr.
Years Served: 1981
I served aboard the USS Davis as a civilian instructor for the City College of Chicago - taught Introduction to Law Enforcement. Arrived aboard in Ashdod, Isreal. Thanks to the Officers and crew, I was welcomed aboard and made to feel like I was one of the crew. Departed at Bahrain and returned to the United States. Navy Expeditionany Medal for passage through the Babel Mendeb Straits (Sp?) between S. Yehmen & Etheopia. A few weeks after aircraft from the USS America shot down Libian aircarft and after entering the Red Sea, Anwar Sadat was assinated and the USS Davis immediately returned to the area. Entered the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Davis. Loved the breakaway song - William Tell Oviature

Years Served: 1965 - 1969

Comment on this post (1 comment)

  • George Coppola says...

    Dear George,

    Thank you so much for all of the research that you are doing on behalf of Paul Heagy and his son Brad Heagy to find information about the USS Davis.
    George Coppola is a Service Officer and is researching navy records to learn more about the USS Davis.Service Officer and was asked to help He asked for your contact information so he can help.

    I was referred to you by Jennifer Rose, who is part of Julian Gray’s firm. She told me about your breakfast club and not only do I think this is great, but I am hoping you could help me help my Father.

    My father, Paul Heagy, is a Vietnam vet who served in the Navy between 1971 and 1976, touring Vietnam in 1972-73. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Parkinson’s Disease a few years back. We have a current appeal for compensation outstanding with the VA but as you may know this can be a long drawn out process.

    Our missing link for his appeal lies in proving that he went aground in Danang Harbor during his time aboard the USS Davis. We have this moment documented and very detailed in his timeline submitted with his appeal. But we are having a hard time proving it to the VA or finding another crew member to reinforce the encounter. I have connected with a few of his living shipmates via Facebook but many are tough to communicate with. I wasn’t sure if you could point me in the right direction.

    So, if anyone has information on this happening please contact me with your name and information to forward to Mr. Heagy. Or contact himself at the following:

    Brad Heagy

    November 07, 2017

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published