BLAKELY I DAVIS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

BLAKELY IRVING DAVIS JR

WALL NAME

BLAKELY I DAVIS JR

PANEL / LINE

24E/19

DATE OF BIRTH

12/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BRADENTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Manatee County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BLAKELY IRVING DAVIS JR
POSTED ON 8.4.2020
POSTED BY: Wm Alan Ross

HN BLAKELY I DAVIS JR, May America never forget your sacrifice!

May this day find you in the eternal Holy Kingdom of our Lord !
May Heaven provide all and more of what your sacrifice lost!
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POSTED ON 4.6.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear HN Blakely Davis,
Thank you for your service as a Hospitalman. Thank you for the lives you saved. We are celebrating Passover and Easter. It is a time of joy, and may that be yours in heaven. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.29.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Blakely Irving Davis , Jr.
Date of birth: 17-Dec-46
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Bradenton Florida
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospital Corpsman Third Class [then Hospitalman] Blakely Irving Davis, Jr. (NSN: B-304575), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman attached to Company A, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 29 July 1967. Petty Officer Third Class Davis was attached to a squad-sized patrol that was engaged in searching out a suspected Viet Cong stronghold. As the patrol proceeded to cross an open area, it was brought under a heavy volume of enemy fire from small arms and automatic weapons, which immediately wounded two Marines who fell in the exposed area. With full knowledge of the risk involved, Petty Officer Davis ran through the hail of fire to reach the nearest wounded man. Exhibiting exceptional professional skill and courage while under enemy fire, he rendered lifesaving aid and then carried the wounded Marine to a relatively safe area. Once again exposing himself to the heavy fire, he ran across the open area toward the second wounded Marine, but was himself mortally wounded before he could reach the casualty. By his daring actions, professional skill, courage and loyal devotion to duty, Petty Officer Davis served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 29-Jul-67

Service: Navy

Rank: Hospital Corpsman Third Class

Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 1st Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division
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POSTED ON 11.22.2014
POSTED BY: Gene Wright

I Remember

Just wanted you to know that over the years I've thought about you. In recent years members of 3rd Platoon A-1-1 have reconnected and attend Reunions. Your name always comes up. I remember the evening before you went on that final patrol. Several of played poker. After the poker game was over you taught us a card trick. Not only do I remember the card trick... I've passed it along to all my children. Doc, you live on.
Rest in Peace Doc you deserve it.
Gene "Geno" Wright USMC
[email protected] (Arizona)
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POSTED ON 7.29.2014
POSTED BY: A Wounded Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Doc.

Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines,
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