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is honored on Panel 27E, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 11/20/17 - by
    SP4 Samuel M. Davis was an infantryman serving with B Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, 45th Engineer Group. SP4 Davis drowned in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. His date of death was listed as October 11, 1967. He was in the vicinity of a bridge and reportedly walked off a work site on his own volition. He was reported missing October 12th. His remains were found two days later at which time the 45th Engineer Group was informed. There was difficulty identifying his remains and priority was given to this task by higher command. On October 15th, his death was confirmed as the result of hostile action. Nine days later, a formal investigation into the death of Davis was initiated. On December 1, 1967, it was noted that Davis’ mother was seeking answers regarding her son’s death. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Samuel M Davis, sir

    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

    Curt Carter
  • Never forget.

    Posted on 9/21/11 - by Jim Bagley Army brother.
    Sam was a great guy,after
    forty years i think of him
    almost everyday.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/7/09 - by Robert Sage
    Samuel is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wiggins, MS.

    Posted on 9/11/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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The Wall of Faces

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