All American Football Player
Thomas J. Davis, from Americus, Georgia, was an All-American Football Player at Arkansas State. In 1961 he graduated as the Cadet Brigade Commander with a degree in Math, and was commissioned into the Artillery. Colonel Davis served two combat tours in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device and two Oak leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge. During his three decades of commissioned service he served in a wide variety of leadership positions, to include District Senior Advisor in Vietnam, Professor of Military Science at ASU, 5th Recruiting Brigade Commander, and Senior Army Advisor to the Arkansas National Guard.
Since his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1991, Colonel Davis has worked as a real estate agent for Fred Dacus Associates. In this job he has continued to be a much valued and respected member of the Army community, developing a reputation as the agent of choice for the military personnel who have moved in and out of the Jonesboro area.