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Blakely Irving Davis
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1946
Death: Jul. 29, 1967
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman attached to the U. S. Marines, killed in action. Posthumously awarded the Silver Star for heroism. The citation for his award reads: "The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Blakely Irving Davis, Jr. (B-304575), Hospital Corpsman Third Class [then Hospitalman], U.S. 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." 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 33, plot 6901
 
Created by: Brian Heintzelman
Record added: Dec 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122109480
Blakely Irving Davis
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