BLAKELY I DAVIS JR
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (8)
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

Book a time
Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BLAKELY IRVING DAVIS JR
POSTED ON 7.28.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear HN Blakely Irving Davis Jr, 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
read more read less
POSTED ON 7.30.2011
POSTED BY: Rick Walker

Blakely Irving Davis pix

God speed
read more read less
POSTED ON 7.29.2011

Photo of Blakley Irving Davis, Jr.

Rest well with you brothers . . .
read more read less
POSTED ON 7.29.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Blakely is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
read more read less
POSTED ON 7.29.2010
POSTED BY: A Marine

Silver Star Citation

Silver StarbrbrAwarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam WarbrbrThe 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.brbrAction Date: 29-Jul-67brbrService: NavybrbrRank: Hospital Corpsman Third ClassbrbrCompany: Corpsman (Attached), Company AbrbrBattalion: 1st BattalionbrbrRegiment: 1st MarinesbrbrDivision: 1st Marine Division
read more read less