Davis, Thomas E., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1945, 745, 27th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private First Class

One Service Stripe

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Roachdale, Indiana
Last Address
Okinawa, Japan
Buried at Roachdale Cemetery, Roachdale, Indiana.

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1945
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle of Okinawa
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
27th Infantry Division
  1940-1945, 745, 27th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Makin
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Saipan
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle of Okinawa
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Davis went into the Army in September 1941, three months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drew the U.S. into WWII. He served in the 165th Infantry Regiment of the 27th Infantry Division, a New York National Guard unit mobilized into active service in 1940.

Davis was with the 27th when it took part in the Okinawa invasion, which began on April 1, 1945. Three weeks later, he was shot by a Japanese sniper while again helping a wounded soldier, according to what Hollingsworth says military officials told the family. Davis died April 30, two months shy of his 28th birthday. Four years later, his body was brought back for reburial in his hometown.

Davis was born and raised on his family's farm in Roachdale in Putnam County, Indiana, 30 miles west of Indianapolis. His mother died when he was a young boy, and his father remarried. Davis had six siblings: an older brother, Harold, three half brothers and two half sisters, including Hollingsworth. The brothers have died. His other half-sister, Hazel Priest, 81, lives in Victoria, Texas, and several nieces and nephews live in Texas, Ohio and Indiana.

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