Jack Sherman Davis
Private First Class Davis was member of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea.

Buried: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 29

“Private First Class Jack Sherman Davis, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Davis, 1500 Tennessee Avenue, was killed March 5 while serving with the 1st Marine Division in Korea the Department of Defense announced yesterday.

“He attended Young High School before entering the Marine Corps in January 1951. He received his boot camp training at Parris Island, South Carolina and then reported for duty at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. He has been in Korea since December 1952.

“He is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Davis, grandfather, three half brothers and several uncles and aunts. The body will be taken to Huntsville., Alabama for funeral services and burial.”
-Knoxville Journal, March 18, 1953.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 January 1934
  • Date of death: 5 March 1953
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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