LUTHER E DAVIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

LUTHER EUGENE DAVIS

WALL NAME

LUTHER E DAVIS

PANEL / LINE

10W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

04/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/25/1970

HOME OF RECORD

OAK RIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Anderson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LUTHER EUGENE DAVIS
POSTED ON 5.25.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Airman Second Class Luther Eugene Davis, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a Pararescue Specialist over North Vietnam, on 11 June 1967. On that date, Airman Davis flew as a rescue mission to recover two friendly pilots downed deep in hostile territory. Voluntarily descending on the rescue hoist, Airman Davis dangled hundreds of feet over dense bamboo jungle, which was heavily infested with hostile forces to cut the first survivor loose from his entangled parachute harness. As the helicopter encountered intense and accurate ground fire while hovering over the second survivor, Airman Davis responded immediately by delivering automatic weapon fire into unfriendly gun positions, thereby deterring the hostile forces and allowing the rescue effort to continue. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Davis has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award (2nd Award)

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant Luther Eugene Davis, United States Air Force, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as Pararescue Technician of an HH-3E helicopter near Dak Nay Puey, Republic of Vietnam, on 15 April 1970. On that date, Sergeant Davis' crew was attempting the rescue of an United States Army helicopter crew when he was wounded on the first attempt. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Davis continued to deliver extremely accurate suppressive fire from his exposed position in the helicopter on two more attempts until his own helicopter was shot down, then continued to try to rescue his own crewmembers even though severely burned himself. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Davis reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award (1st Award)

SYNOPSIS: Airman Second Class Luther Eugene Davis (AFSN: 14912332), United States Air Force, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in Southeast Asia.
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POSTED ON 4.12.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt Luther Davis,
Thank you for your service. I do not know your MOS, only that you served. Yesterday was your 71st birthday. Happy birthday. We are celebrating our holy days. 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 3.28.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Luther Eugene 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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