Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear WO Richard Bouche Davis Jr, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
In Honored Remembrance of CWO DavisPosted on 8/24/03 - by Michael Robert PattersonRichard Bouche Davis, Jr. was credited with the Bronze Star Medal, twelve awards of the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.MORE
He was laid to rest in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery.
The Last to FallPosted on 6/16/99 - by Steven D Houghton firstname.lastname@example.orgRichard Davis was in the same "Shake N Bake" training company as me. NCOC Class 33 of the 71st Company at Fort Benning Georgia in 1968. We graduated in July of that year. We knew we were headed for Vietnam. Richard apparantly volunteered for additional training besides NCO School, as I see by the information on our class page (NCOC Locator), that he died in Vietnam with the rank of Warrant Officer. Warrant Officers flew helicopters. He was the last one of 16 members of our class of 145 to lose his life in Vietnam. He died Februrary 11, 1970. All my other classmates died in 1969. I can only suspect that it was his second tour, as I know nothing futher about Richard than the 12 weeks we had in common at Fort Benning. Either way, Infantry NCO "Shake N Bake" or Warrant Officer, he was a volunteer. You didn't volunteer for those jobs unless you had courage. Richard was a Brave man. Checking the "Wall" tonight for names of my classmates, I see no remembrance for Richard, and that's not right. He was in the same Platoon as me in NCO School at Fort Benning. He was the last to die from our class. I'm sorry Richard you have that distinction, and I'm sorry for your family too.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.