Walter Vaughan Davidson jr

Profile Updated: June 9, 2020
Walter Vaughan Davidson jr
Residing In charleston, SC USA
Spouse/Partner salley barton davidson
Occupation retired : CHS and Rolle, Suisse
Children walter vaughan davidson 3d "trey" 1980

charles barton davidson 1987
Military Service special operations commander 1stLT  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Bar-B-Que At Rankin Lake (06/06/14)

Yes

Attending Group picture and Ashley Arms tour (06/07/14)

Yes

Attending Gastonia Conference Center Dinner (06/07/14)

Yes

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i live in paradis - i have been fortuitous - any classmate riding by 35Legare is welcome to stop knock enter & have a drink - i answer my cell from family otherwise i am an email person -

wVdavidsonCHSsc@gmail.com

i entered NCSU fall 1964 - i immediately discovered fraternity life & girls from meredith st marys & drinking & partying joining a fraternity and moving into the fraternity house - by may 1965 i had flunked out - i wandered till nov 1965 i entered USarmy as an E1 private basic training ft jackson SC - apparently i scored hi on the army's entrance papers & was recruited to go to OCS after being interviewed by 3 officers - VN was burning 2dLTs - wow then i thought here i was a 19y flunkie & going to infantry OCS to be commissioned a 2dLT when i just turned 20y - i was lucky - i was commissioned an infantry 2dLT nov 1966 - i had a red austin healey and drove the southern route across america thru texas NM AZ into san diego CA up the pacific coast line to big sur carmel monetery ft ord CA - i lived big sur near esalen nepenthe with hippies pot - i spent long weekends in sausalito & SF haight-asbury district - i was in heaven with hippies / women / smart folks - in early june 1967 i was airborne across the big pnd pacific heading to VN 101st airborne infantry platoon leader - when airborne we were told that israel had attacked the arabs premptively - when i was dropped off in a jungle resupply, as i got off the chopper i replaced a platoon leader who handed me his car15 and said good luck amigo - airborne - i was a abn plt leader till nov-dec when recruited by 5th special forces - a new unit called E Co LRP 20th INF abn was toperform special operations - the first plat leader was killed & i was to replace - our unit was all triple volunteers - we were the army's elite combat abirborne ranger special forces - in ocs, when commisisoned every new officer executes a wish list - 3 selections for a duty station after ocs - i knew all INF officers would be sent to VN thus i made the decision to make the leap knowing i would not be sent immediately - i asked FIRST to be sent to VN w/ 101st ABN b/c they were considered the best & i wanted to be with the best - SECOND i asked for ft ord [big sur carmel monterey] - again, i was lucky - i recall checking into ft ord CA having lost my military ID so i had another made with my birthday 1945 b/c 21y was the drinking age & i was a fresh 20y old - i enjoyed my CA hippies and was there in may 1967 rgw 1st monterey jazz festival w/ jimmie hendrix - when i returned from VN i went to chicago to see some SF pals and we were in the street when mayor daley released his goons - i will never forget the 1968 chicago democratic convention - it was brutal - welcome back !!

while in VN, i sent a postcard to UNC admissions, chapel hill - i recall in nov when released from military, i took a road trip to chapel hill, located the admission's office and went inside asking to meet with the director - some how i got him & we spoke and he told me he was ex USMC - he said i could start jan 1969 but i had to start w/ the NCSU .5 GPA - using the gi bill 1969-1971 w/ a 3.3gpa finishing under grad in 2 yrs -started unc MBA 1972-1974 picking up all the accuinting courses in the 2 summer school sessions passing CPA exam - graduating unc mba w/ cpa i was recruited by all BIG8 - when i knew i was VN bound, i chose the most elite - my lowest offer was aa&co but aa&co were special forces abn rgrs LRPs - the smartest men i have ever been aorund collectively - in 1974 i helped open the greensboro NC aa& co office - i 1977 i was selected to assist opening the columbia SC aa&co office -i met my wife salley thatcher barton in cola - salley's mother was a charlestonian who married salley's nyc father - salley was a border at ashley hall, chas, where her mom & aunt attended - salley went to converse, uscalifornia & usc w/ graduate degrees and is a practicing professional audiologist with charlestonENT.com -

Sally Vaughan retired with both sons in the neighborhood - life is good -

School Story

1964 to 1965 NC State engineering
1965 to 1966 Usarmy infantry OCS ft benning commissioned 2dLT
1967 to 1968 VietNam 1stLT VN spec ops 5thSF abn ranger LRP
1969 to 1971 University North Carolina 3.3GPA BS accounting
1972 to 1974 UNC MbA
1974 to 1981 Arthur andersen & co auditor CpA
1981 to 2013 Self employed Charleston
2014 forever Retired

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Aug
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Aug 08, 2020 at 10:47 AM

have a great day Bill - your family is so cool - atta boy bill -

Jul
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Jul 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM

happy B day - I have great memories hanging with you - if you can hang in Charleston, lets do dinner with our spouses -

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Jul 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Posted on: Jul 21, 2020 at 12:25 PM

hi sandy - happy B day - I have been in the Pocono mountains for last 3 weeks - Paradis as our heat is devastating -

Jul 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM

happy birthday bill - life is cool -

Jun
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Jun 28, 2020 at 12:16 PM

hi terri - happy birthday !!

Jun
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Jun 26, 2020 at 12:13 PM

happy birthday Tommy - rangers lead the way !! airborne -

Jun
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Jun 09, 2020 at 1:22 PM

happy birthday celeste - my 2d Paradis is Telluride, CO - awesome life style & eclectic people

Jun
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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:10 PM

happy B day Ronnie

May
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May 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM

happy birthday Danny - life is so cool

May
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May 20, 2020 at 1:49 PM

hi - happy birthday - rangers lead the way ft bending school for boys OCS infantry 3 nov 1966 airborne ranger - so fortunately, you missed VN ?

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May 20, 2020 at 3:52 PM

Posted on: May 20, 2020 at 1:41 PM

hi walter - happy birthday - so nice to be alive thinking reading watching listening - I envy your having grand kiddies - I wish -

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May
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May 21, 2020 at 5:47 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2020 at 1:24 PM

happy birthday Martha

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May 16, 2020 at 11:12 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2020 at 1:23 PM

hi ann - thinking of you on this day - all is good - fondly Vaughan

Apr
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Apr 22, 2020 at 11:42 AM

happy birthday libby

Apr
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Apr 19, 2020 at 11:58 AM

happy B day Kenny - I too am absolutely retired - life is good in my Charleston Paradis - I am so fortunate to be in Paradis

Apr
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Apr 10, 2020 at 10:41 AM

happy birthday David !!

Apr
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Apr 03, 2020 at 12:13 PM

hi jimmy - happy birthday - come visit Charleston bringing ally - life is good here - no pre existing conditions - we are sheltering in place - our weather is wonderful - you are an awesome friend - I think of David and you loyal efforts - fondly

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Mar 22, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Posted on: Mar 21, 2020 at 1:44 PM

happy day Ronnie - I was in VN 1967 with 101st abn / 5th special forces

Feb
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Feb 20, 2020 at 2:05 PM

hi there - happy birthday - life is so cool to be alive in today's political drama - I like Pete mike tom Amy - I think Bernie is cool but angry always shaking his hand loudly - Elizabeth tends to shake her fist - Joe is old politics -

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Feb
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Feb 19, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Posted on: Feb 19, 2020 at 5:25 PM

happy birthday Jane

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