Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
on October 28, 1878, he earned the 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.
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.
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.
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