Davis, Leonard Douglas, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
Service Years
1965 - 1966


Second Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Bisbee, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 096

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1965, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1966-1966, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Paul Revere II
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1961-1965, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Service Number OF104697

2LT Infantry Unit Commander. KIA, Operation Paul Revere II in the Ia Drang Valley of the Central Highlands, Pleiku Province, South Vietnam, C/2/35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army.

Bisbee Senior High School Valedictorian, 1961. Class of 1965, H1 Cadet Company, United States Military Academy.

L Douglas Davis
2D Lt Co C 35 Inf 25 Inf Div
Vietnam - PH
Sept 16 1943 Aug 2 1966

Posthumosly awarded the Silver Star Medal for extradordinary heroism. The citation for the Silver Star award reads in part "Upon learning that the bodies of four members of a reconnaissance platoon were outside the perimeter, Second Lieutenant Davis was directed to recover the dodies. He organized a three-man team and personally lead them outside the perimeter. Because of the intensity of hostile fire in the area, the recovery team was forced to return to the perimeter. Although the perimeter was subjected to intense Viet Cong fire, Second Lieutenant Davis, with complete disregard for his safety, moved among his men, encouraged them and issued intructions. During the course of action, three hostile mortar rounds landed in the friendly perimeter, and Second Lieutenant Davis was mortally wounded by the mortar fragments. His extraordinary heroism in close combat against a numerically superior Viet Cong force was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army."
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