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Edgar Elton Davenport
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1916
Death: Nov. 13, 1994

Sergeant in the National Guard in CA and Camp Forrest, TN. Fought a large fire in Tennessee and received the Soldier's Medal for saving a life. Also stationed at Camp Roberts, Camp Ruckers, AL, and Camp McGill, WI.

Joined the Army Air Force as a Cadet - WO in CA. Taught parachute landing. Stationed at Santa Ana Army Air Base, Yuma Air Base, Las Vegas Air Base.

Took small craft flying lessons under the G.I. Bill in Monte Vista, CO. Had to ditch once out near the Sand Dunes and walk to the nearest phone (moral: never wear cowboy boots when you fly).
Ranks: Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, Warrant Officer, Field Commission, 2nd Lieut., 1st Lieut., Capt., Major.

Recieved a field commission (Officer's Commission) at Ft. Knox, KY in 1948.
Service Number: 0961924
Wounded in Korean War - shrapnel in chest and legs. Developed a large keloid on his chest from the shrapnel.

Career Army: (From a set of scribbled notes by Dad. Places in parentheses are my guesses - jc)
1948 - 199th Engineers
1949 - 532 EASR
(1950 - Korea)
1951 - 1954 - Post Motor Pool (Japan) (1951-1954) ( Yokohama and Camp McCoy)
1955 - Dir (?) Trng SPc trg Regt. (Hard to read) (Ft. Leonard Wood, MO)
1956 - Hdq. Co., 521 Engr. Grp. (Ft. Leonard Wood, MO)
Fort Belvoir, VA
1956 - 1960 - 261st Engr. C. (Germany)
1960 - 32nd Engr. Bn. (Ft. Carson, CO)
1962 - 1964 - 24th Engr. Bn. (Nurnberg, Germany)
1966 - 2nd Maint. Bn. (Fort Riley, KS)
1966 - 1st Engr. Bn. (Ft. Carson, CO)
Served in the Army for 25 years, under Gen. Luplow at one point, including assignments during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Received the Army Commemdation for Valor; the Soldier's Medal for Valor; the Army Commendation for Outstanding Performance; the Korean Medal of Valor; the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Retired about 1966 and settled in Security, CO. Tried some Real Estate work, then worked for the Civil Service at Fort Carson, CO, repairing heavy equipment.

Volunteer at the Orthopedic Brace Shop at Evans Army Hospital for eight years
Contributed over 5,000 hours to the EACH Volunteer Program
Received the Exceptional Volunteer Award from the American Red Cross in 1992 (for those who have contributed 1,000 or more volunteer hours for that year)
Member of the Denver Consistory and Masonic Lodge 73 in Monte Vista, CO
Member of the First Presbyterian Church - Elder 1974-1976, Mission Committee, Elder 1980-1982, Christian Education Committee; Deacon 1969-1971; Pueblo Presbytery 1983-86; Mission Evangelism Committee; Counter of tithes and offerings each week; Soup Kitchen 1967-83, Doulos Committee; Get-Set Board; Triple C; Usher; Sunday School teacher, Beginner's Dept.

See notes written by Leon Henderson on Edgar and Milton's driving habits when they visited Missouri under: Alice Ann Adams.

Amusing note written by Charles Elliot in Monte Vista to Mom after Dad died in 1994:
"One of my early recollections was when he had an old car that overheated. He put a tomato can at the bottom of the radiator overflow pipe to catch the expelled anti-freeze. Then when the car would cool off, the fluid would be sucked back into the radiator. If he had patented the idea, he would have now been a millionaire."

Died Nov. 13, 1994 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO of cardiac complications. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Mann Davenport (1923 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MAJ US Army
World War II, Korea, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 8, Site 742
 
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15087769
Edgar Elton Davenport
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Edgar Elton Davenport
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Edgar Elton Davenport
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Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: May. 26, 2011

- Dave Reno
 Added: May. 25, 2007

- Sonya"With Love & Respect"
 Added: Mar. 1, 2007
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