Skip to comments.Merl G. Davis - Silver Star Winner Passes Away
Posted on 04/02/2010 12:51:33 PM PDT by Waverunner
Merl Davis, A Silver Star recipient, 5 foot 2 ornery cuss, and a man I was proud to know passed away last night. He served with the 90th Infantry in WW2 The companion referred to in the following passage was Esequiel Esquivel, from Texas, who also recieved a Silver Star.
Merl G. Davis, service number, Corporal ( then private),Corps of Engineers, 315th Combat Engineer Battalion,United state Army. For gallantry in action on 17 December 1944 in the vicinity of Pachten Germany. When an advance of friendly troops was impeded by fire from three pillboxes, Corporal Davis volunteered to place demoliton charges on the largest and most heavily manned pillbox in the area. carrying two prepared charges, he, with a companion, at the risk of his life, subjected himself to intense fire of various calibers, and crossing 50 yards of open terrain to the fortifications. After killing two of the enemy and capturing two more, he with his comrade, placed both charges on the door of the concrete emplacement. The ensuing explosion partially demolished the stronghold, killing four of the enemy, and forced the remaining 63 to surrender. His courageous and determined action enabled the infantry to continue the advance. His gallantry was in accordance with high military tradition. Entered Military Service from Indiana. By command of Gajor General Rooks
Merl's in good company now and with his wife - and an example of the greatest generation.
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