John Davis
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Born on October 28, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Spanish-American War while serving as Gunners Mate Third Class aboard the USS Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. He remained in the Navy and made it a career.

When he died on June 9, 1970, he was buried in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.


DAVIS, JOHN

Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board U.S.S. Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: 28 October 1878, Germany. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.



JOHN DAVIS Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

John Davis Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

DAVIS, JOHN
LCDR   US NAVY
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/28/1877
DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 639-SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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