ROBERT J DAVIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

ROBERT JOSEPH DAVIS

WALL NAME

ROBERT J DAVIS

PANEL / LINE

42W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

10/25/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ABINGDON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Knox County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR ROBERT JOSEPH DAVIS
POSTED ON 10.25.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Robert Joseph Davis, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2022
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace SGT. Davis, I salute your brave soul.
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POSTED ON 4.17.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 4.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Robert Davis,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. 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 8.20.2015

Final Mission of SGT Robert J. Davis

On October 1, 1968, D Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, was engaged in the vicinity of the Thien Phuoc Special Forces Camp in Quang Tin Province. During the fight, attempts to medevac their wounded were hampered by heavy enemy fire on the helicopters. One attempt, flown by WO1 Reinis Fox from the 54th Medical Detachment, 498th Medical Company, resulted in a downed helicopter. Fox and his crew were picked up and volunteered to try again. On his second attempt, with the help of supporting gunships, he succeeded in landing his aircraft and remained on the ground long enough for nine of the casualties to be loaded on to the aircraft. Once airborne, his aircraft continued to receive hostile fire and sustained several hits, putting it into a tailspin and causing it to crash land. Upon impact, the aircraft burst into flames. Three wounded were recovered from the downed Huey, but the bodies of the dead could not be recovered at the time. As the day wore on the US soldiers were required to pull back, taking their wounded but unable to recover their dead from the ground action. U.S. forces later reentered the area and recovered all their dead, 16 men total. Two more died of wounds incurred in the action. Fox, who was seriously burned over a large portion of his body, was evacuated to the 106th General Hospital in Japan where he died on October 7th. The medevac helicopter loss is known to have resulted in eleven deaths. The three air crewmen included pilot WO Reinis Fox, crew chief PFC Calvin E. McGilton, and flight medic SP4 Richard W. Sanders. The lost passengers were SGT Robert F. Asher, SGT Ward E. See, CPL Timothy G. Arens, CPL Frank A. Baggett, CPL Lemuel Johnson, CPL Bernard J. Uhren, PFC Charles A. Branch, and PFC Jose D. Melendez-Gonzalez. Seven other men died in the fighting on the ground. Their names are 1LT Ronald D. Brown, SGT Robert J. Davis, SGT Frederick H. Flynn, CPL Gary W. Brown, CPL John W. Dingus, CPL Eugene R. Suarez, and PFC Richard B. Clements. As noted above, Fox reportedly loaded nine wounded men aboard, but only eight can be identified. All eleven men aboard the helicopter died from burns received in the crash. CPL Gary W. Brown is not coded as a helicopter-related death, but he alone among the ground casualties died of burns. It is possible that he was the ninth wounded passenger, if there were indeed nine men loaded aboard. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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