Killed in Action
Johnny F. Davis was born in Portia, Arkansas, 6 March, 1945. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School as class Salutatorian in 1963. Johnny then attended Arkansas State University and graduated in the spring of 1968 with a Business Administrative degree and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, branched Infantry. After his initial training including US Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia followed by Ranger School, Lieutenant Davis was deployed to the Republic of South Vietnam.
Davis deployed with the 3d Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division consisting of the 1st and 2d Battalions, 505th Infantry, among other units, stationed in South Vietnam’s Hua Nghia Province. Lieutenant Davis served as the Commander of Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment. During the night of 14 June 1969, Lieutenant Davis sustained multiple wounds from hostile action, he died in the early hours, having succumbed to his injuries. First Lieutenant Johnny F. Davis was killed in action in service to his soldiers and his country.
First Lieutenant Davis’s awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.
Johnny F. Davis was survived by his parents J.T. and Faye Davis and Sister Karen.