Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Sr.

Date of birth:
July 1st, 1877 (Washington, D.C., United States)
Date of death:
November 26th, 1970 (Chicago/Illinois, United States)
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
Advisory Committee on Negro Troop Policies, War Department, U.S. Government
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1945
Action:
Citation War Department Release dated 11th February 1945:
"For exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility from June, 1941, to November, 1944, as an Inspector of troop units in the field, and as special War Department consultant on matters pertaining to Negro troops. The initiative, intelligence and sympathetic understanding displayed by him in conducting countless investigations concerning individual soldiers, troop units, and components of the War Department brought about a fair and equitable solution to many important problems which have since become the basis of far-reaching War Department policy. His wise advice and counsel have made a direct contribution to the maintenance of soldier morale and troop discipline and has been of material assistance to the War Department and to responsible commanders in the field of understanding personnel matters as they pertain to the individual soldier."
Details:
General Order 10, dated 22nd February 1945.
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Army
Details:
With Palm.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

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