Davis, Edwin G.

World War II Soldier

Born: August 17, 1924, Ohio
Death: December 25, 1944, Trois Ponts, Belgium
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
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Edwin Davis was the son of Benjamin Davis and Anna Vincent. He graduated from Vienna High School in 1942.

Image courtesy of Tom Domes.
Edwin's senior portrait appears in the Vienna High School Class of 1942 framed student photograph collage.Image courtesy of the Vienna Historical Society.

Military service: Entered into service at AFIS, Akron, Ohio on May 5, 1943, at Fort Hayes. Service No. ASN 35-173-800, Private First Class. Stationed and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia. Assigned to Company D 505th Paratroop Infantry. Killed in Action December 25, 1944, in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

A letter written by Edwin Davis for his sister, while he was at Fort Benning, Georgia, may be found here. [1]

The letter from the U. S. Army notifying the family about his death may be found here. [1]

A poem written for his memorial service may be found here. [1]

Edwin Davis was awarded the Purple Heart.

His grave was "adopted" by Eddy Lamberty of Belgium in 1996 as part of the American War Graves Adoption Program.

Contributor: Christine Novicky

Updated 5/09/2021
[1] Documents courtesy of Tom Domes.