Charles William Davis

Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Front Royal, Virginia

July 3, 1941 to July 6, 1966

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Charles W Davis is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel 08E line 134.

He went by the name of "Sonny" Davis (same nickname as mine) but everyone on the football team called him "Bongo" (I remember him by using Bongo40 as my screen name). He couldn't run very fast as he was big & clumsy and we tried to get him fired up & angry on the field but we never did - his good-natured disposition wouldn't allow it.

He was the butt of many jokes but I remember he always took it in stride and never got angry at anyone. He was killed 3 months before I went to Vietnam - and I didn't even know it until several years later. An old girlfriend of mine who lives in Manassas Virginia gave me a Wall rubbing of Sonny's name - and since then I often think of him.

He was, in retrospect, a rarity of sorts - a genuinely decent human being who harbored absolutely no hate or animosity for anyone.

Rest in peace Sonny -

This page was requested by Charles' friend, Sonny,

The data base page for Charles Davis.

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