Davis Sr., Fred E., SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11Z50, Det B-21/B-24 (Kontum), Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
Service Years
1942 - 1975

Special Forces

Sergeant Major

Eleven Service Stripes

Fourteen Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Not Specified
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1995
Location of Interment
Cumberland Memorial Gardens - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

3rd Ranger Battalion Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Ranger Hall Of Fame

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1975, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Finance Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Other Comments:
Sergeant Major Davis distinguished himself throughout his 33-year Army career while serving in combat during three wars in Ranger and Special Operations assignments. Always a volunteer, Sergeant Major Davis served with distinction during World War II as a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion. While engaged in heavy fighting on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy, he was wounded and subsequently captured by enemy forces. After numerous attempts, Sergeant Major Davis successfully escaped from his German Captors and made his way to Allied Lines. In 1950 during the Korean War, a call for Ranger Volunteers was again issued and Sergeant Major Davis rose to the challenge and joined the 3rd Airborne Ranger Company. After heavy fighting at the battle for "Bloody Nose Ridge", he was recognized for his superior leadership ability and awarded a battlefield commission. Following deactivation of the Airborne Ranger Companies in Korea at the start of Armistice Talks, he served with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team and then volunteered to return to Korea and participate in extensive Ranger-related Unconventional Warfare activities. These operations served as forerunners for the establishment of Special Warfare Schools and later Special Forces units. After reverting to enlisted rank Sergeant Major Davis served several tours in Vietnam as both A and B Team leaders. Sergeant Major Davis' long and distinguished career reflects great credit on himself, past and present Ranger units, and the military service.


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 3rd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment3rd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)187th Airborne Regimental Combat TeamUN Partisan Force Korea (UNPKF)
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1943-1944, 745, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  1950-1951, 1542, 3rd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
  1951-1952, 1542, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
  1952-1953, 1542, UN Partisan Force Korea (UNPKF)
  1966-1966, 11Z50, Det B-25 (Pleiku) , Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
  1966-1967, 11Z50, Det B-21/B-24 (Kontum), Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 WWII - Africa Theater of Operations/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1943 WWII - Africa Theater of Operations/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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