Walter Vaughan Davidson jr

Profile Updated: January 5, 2019
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
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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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Mar 18, 2019 at 12:03 PM

happy birthday marine - grand kids are everything

Feb
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Feb 23, 2019 at 1:09 PM

happy birthday bill

Feb
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Feb 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

happy birthday - wow - life is so cool

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Feb 13, 2019 at 1:52 PM

hi & happy birthday Nancy Jane !!

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Feb 12, 2019 at 9:29 PM

Posted on: Feb 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM

happy birthday Jane

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Feb 11, 2019 at 12:33 PM

happy birthday Jane

Feb
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Feb 02, 2019 at 12:02 PM

happy b'day - life is so cool - history is my love

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Feb 01, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Posted on: Feb 01, 2019 at 11:59 AM

happy birthday big man !!

Jan
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Jan 14, 2019 at 11:44 AM

happy birthday Sandra - good memories - thanks

Jan 14, 2019 at 11:43 AM

happy birthday captain !! come to Charleston

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Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM

happy birthday beverly - pls send some photos of your art ?

Jan
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Jan 06, 2019 at 11:53 AM

happy birthday Paul & Linda - next time in CHS lets have a lunch dinner drinks etc ?

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Jan 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

mike conrad was one of a few classmates i admired & respected - mike was a cool guy -  i did not know mike was drafted but then volunteered to go "airborne" and serving with the best in VN - 101st airborne was americas best combat team - i know b/c i was there 1967-1968 - airborne ranger special forces LRP - atta boy mike - 

vaughan davidson 1st LT airborne ranger special forces LRP commander 1967-1968

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 05, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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Jan 03, 2019 at 12:38 PM

happy birthday big guy !! you are a very cool guy -

Dec
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Dec 22, 2018 at 11:41 AM

hi birthday girl - hugs for you and Michael - great childhood memories

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Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 at 11:38 AM

happy birthday - you meant a lot to my mom - merry xmas

Dec
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Dec 04, 2018 at 12:09 PM

happy birthday Susan

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Dec 01, 2018 at 12:37 PM

happy birthday

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Nov 30, 2018 at 12:07 PM

happy birthday Terry

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