Corporal Davis was a crew chief of an A.A.V., better known as an “AMTRAK.” He was a reservist stationed in Gulfport, MS with the 3rd Platoon, Alpha Co., 4th AABN. He was activated in January 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cpl. Davis was attached to RCT 1.
After moving north from Kuwait to help secure Baghdad, Cpl. Davis and his unit returned to Kuwait. He returned to his home in Mobile, Al in July 2003. He was put back on reserve status until January 2005 and was then assigned to support the 3/25 infantry battalion in Haditha, Iraq.
On May 17, 2005 while preparing his vehicle for a mission, Cpl. Davis and another Marine were hit by a mortar blast. The blast severed Cpl. Davis’s left arm at the elbow. Cpl. Davis was transported to a MASH unit at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq where his arm was then amputated. After a short stay in Germany, he was flown to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. After multiple surgeries to repair his bone structure, he was released to Walter Reed for therapy and training on the use of prosthetic devices. Cpl. Davis has since retired in January of 2006 and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the University of South Alabama. He and his wife are expecting their second child in April of 2010.
Thank you Corporal Davis, for your courageous service and sacrifice for our country.