Jack Arden Davenport

Jack Arden Davenport

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 21 Sep 1951 (aged 20)
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6403197 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War as a Corporal in Company G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the vicinity of Songnae-Dong, Korea, on September 21, 1951. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader in Company G, in action against enemy aggressor forces, early in the morning. While expertly directing the defense of his position during a probing attack by hostile forces attempting to infiltrate the area, Cpl. Davenport, acting quickly when an enemy grenade fell into the foxhole which he was occupying with another marine, skillfully located the deadly projectile in the dark and, undeterred by the personal risk involved, heroically threw himself over the live missile, thereby saving his companion from serious injury or possible death. His cool and resourceful leadership were contributing factors in the successful repulse of the enemy attack and his superb courage and admirable spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death enhance and sustain the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. Cpl. Davenport gallantly gave his life for his country".


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  • Originally Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 9 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6403197
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Arden Davenport (7 Sep 1931–21 Sep 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6403197, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .