John Davis – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

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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.

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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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