- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 1st Lieutenant
- 766th Field Artillery Battalion, IV Corps, U.S. Army (766th Field Artillery Battalion, IV Corps, U.S. Army)
- Awarded on:
- June 23rd, 1945
"For meritorious service in combat during the period 4 April to 2 May 1945 in Italy. As Battalion survey officer, First Lieutenant Davis displayed outstanding leadership, resourcefulness, initiative, and courage. He led his section on numerous reconnaissance trips and carried on the work of survey, night and day, over terrain which had not been cleared of mines and enemy snipers. With complete disregard for his own safety, acting primarily on his own initiative, and under constant threat of enemy shell and small arms fire, First Lieutenant Davis led his section with such resourcefulness that survey was always accurate and complete, twice receiving commendation by higher authority. On 28 April 1945, as a member of an armed reconnaissance party, First Lieutenant Davis was instrumental in locating two enemy anti-tank guns supporting a pocket of German resistance near Tezze which were then nuetralized by a platoon of medium howitzers from his battalion. First Lieutenant Davis also performed in an outstanding manner his concurrent duties as Battalion Information and Education Officer by securing literature and keeping the entire battalion informed on the progress of the war on all fronts. Throughout the campaign, First Lieutenant Davis maintained high efficiency and morale within his section and his initiative, resourcefulness and tireless efforts in his assigned tasks has earned the respect and admiration of the entire battalion."
APO 304, Headquarters IV Corps (23 June 1945).