Charles R Davis, Jr

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
09 November 1930 - 01 November 1965
Cincinnati, OH
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Combat Medic

Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles R Davis, Jr

7 Sep 2002

Sp5 Davis and I were both assigned to the 3/17th Cavalry in 1964, and the 1/9th Cavalry in 1965. We left for Vietnam in August of 1965 aboard the USS DARBY. On our last night aboard ship, while we were approaching the coast of Vietnam, Lt. Col. John B. Stockton assembled the squadron on deck to give us a summary of what we could expect during our tour in Vietnam. He then asked us to look at the soldiers standing beside us and said, "One of them will not return alive, so remember them as the brave men they were". SP5 Davis was standing to my left. I knew him as a soldier in peace time, and as a comrade in arms in time of war. He was a dedicated soldier who sacrificed his life to save others. He must not be forgotten. I thank Charles for being a part of my life.

From a fellow soldier in 1/9th Cavalry,
Edwin F. Roble Jr.
3777 R Green Valley Road, Huntington, Wv 25701

A Note from The Virtual Wall

SP5 Charles R. Davis
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
November 1965.

Visit the
Landing Zone X-Ray site

and The Virtual Wall's
Ia Drang Memorial

The casualty database incorrectly identifies SP5 Davis as an infantryman rather than a medical corpsman. The Virtual Wall is pleased to update his memorial to reflect his actual specialty - treating his wounded comrades-in-arms.

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow soldier in 1/9th Cavalry.,
Edwin F. Roble Jr.
3777 R Green Valley Road, Huntington, Wv 25701 
7 Sep 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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