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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Davis

Birthplace: Leesville, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Tomball, TX
Middle Name: R.

Date of Birth: 20 March 1922

Date of Death: 04 June 1982

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Robert Royce Davis

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Robert Royce Davis

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 80th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 83 (March 24, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Robert R. Davis (ASN: 18013724), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with a Medical Detachment of the 80th Infantry Division in Luxembourg, on 7 & 8 February 1945, in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. On 7 and 8 February 1945, while an infantry combat team was establishing a bridgehead across the Sauer River, the problem of evacuating the wounded was complicated by the swift current of the river and artillery and mortar fire.
Private First Class Davis, driving a litter-equipped vehicle, volunteered to try to evacuate the wounded. During the forty-eight hour period he made many trips over muddy roads and through machine gun and small arms fire. He was the first driver to get a vehicle to the site of the river crossing and his actions resulted in saving many lives. His courage, initiative, and devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the armed forces of the United States.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316139   Created by: drjones46




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