Marcus Raymond Davis

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
17 June 1946 - 04 April 1970
Evarts, Kentucky
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Marcus Raymond Davis

8 May 2002

I am a 56 year old mother and grandmother. I am a schoolteacher ready to retire. I am a history teacher, and when Mark and I were in college in Morehead, KY, we had several history classes together. You know, when I think back to 1967, I picture Mark sitting across from me and us talking. My husband of 34 years,Tom, and Mark were in the same club so they knew each other too. Back then, I tended to miss class a lot if I thought I could run into Tom. I ended up almost failing the class. Tom sought out Mark and got notes and a book and they snuck them in the dorm one night. I always thought that if it hadn't been for Mark, I would not have passed, and Tom would have given up on me.

I have a rubbing of Mark's name that I got years ago. As I teach my American History class every year, I am always touched deeply by the deaths of so many young men. I thought "Mark should be teaching school ... not gone to war". Thinking of him always brings a smile to my face ... and tears to my eyes.

Karen Bussey O'Rourke
Class of 1967
1722 Bakers Mill Road, Dacula, Ga

27 Apr 2004

I want to thank all the great people who knew my dad and have taken the time to put up a memorial in his honor. I only wish that I could have met him. I was not born until July and he was killed in April. That is a great misfortune. I salute you, Mark. You were a great man. Thanks...... I Love You, Laura Ann

From his daughter,
Laura Morris

25 May 2005

While growing up in Evarts I was a paper boy and deliverd the Knoxville News Sentinel to the Davis home. When I was baptised in 1970 I was presented a New Testament by my church, the Evarts Congregational Church. The New Testament had the following inscription inside the front cover: "This New Testament presented in memory of Mark Davis who always dreamed of being a school teacher." I still have the New Testament and think of Mark and his mother when I look at it.

Rodney Hendrickson
London, Kentucky

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Marcus Raymond Davis,
Staff Sergeant, Army of the United States,
was buried on 14 April 1970 in the
Evarts Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
Harlan County, Kentucky.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter,
Laura Morris
8 May 2002

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