After 44 years of searching, the remains of Samuel Hewitt, a 1965 Oregon-Davis graduate, were found near a military base near Da Nang, Vietnam in September of this year. Hewitt was a United States Marine stationed at a base near Da Nang when he suddenly came up missing. That was on March 22nd of 1966. Until his skeleton was unearthed and identified he had not been heard from since that date.
Hewitt served outside Da Nang with the 3rd Battalion of the 9th Division Marines, assigned to night patrols and scouting missions. His sister feels that when Hewitt was out on night patrol, he was shot and killed.
His mother, who lives in Medina, Ohio, scheduled services for her son on November 19th in Medina and he was buried in the Western Reserve Military Cemetery. He was remembered at Oregon-Davis’ Veteran’s Day service on November 11th and in a parade down Main Street in Knox the same day.