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1LT Lawton “Scat” Davis

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1LT Lawton “"Scat"” Davis

Son of Major & Mrs. Thomas F. Davis.

Husband of Francis Minter Davis.

Lawton served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

Lt. Davis, a 1943 graduate of West Point, found himself leading a company of G.I.s during the Battle of the Bulge; after a heavy artillery barrage, which wounded many of his men, Lt. Davis led a small patrol to attack the oncoming German infantry, and diverted attention away from those of his men who were attempting to evacuate the wounded.

His actions enabled the wounded to escape to safety, but cost him his life. His was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action, posthumously.

Lt. Davis had been married in June of 1944 to Francis Minter of Roanoke, Virginia; she lost both her husband and her brother during the Battle of the Bulge.

In December of 1947, final burial services were held at West Point, attended by the Davis family and the Rev. Henry Scott Miller, rector of St. James' Episcopal Church.

He was "Killed In Action" near Beck, Belgium during the war.

Service # O-026360

Additional Info. supplied by Find A Grave Member " FRH ".


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 7 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80001948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Lawton “"Scat"” Davis (23 Dec 1921–16 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80001948, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .