I'm trying to get the name of a young black kid who was trying to get 2nd class swimmer qualed in Panama. George Angerer and Steve Seigel gave him a shot at helo cast and recovery. He actually drowned on the surface of the water with his life-jacket inflated. Would have been 1990-91 timeframe.
His name was ET2 Leroy Davis. He drowned doing helo ops on Gatun Lake. He was working in the SBU-26 Trng Office at the time. He was extremely smart and a model sailor. They took him out on the training as a good deal and it ended tragically. He checked on board in Nov. 1992 and this happened in early 1993.