|Raymond E. Davis|
|Born||September 19, 1885|
|Died||September 9, 1965(aged 79)|
|Place of birth||Mankato, Minnesota|
|Place of death||Seattle, Washington|
|Place of burial||Calvary Cemetery Seattle, Washington|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Quartermaster Third Class|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Davis was born September 19, 1885 in Mankato, Minnesota and joined the navy from Puget Sound, Washington. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a quartermaster third class when, on July 21, 1905 one of the USS Bennington’s boilers exploded while it was in San Diego, California. For his actions received the Medal January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Quartermaster Third Class U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Entered service at: Puget Sound, Wash. Born: 19 September 1885, Mankato, Minn. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Davis, Raymond E. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- ↑ "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b5/bennington-i.htm. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 John Griffith (November 11, 2003). "Raymond E. Davis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8077024. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- "Raymond E. Davis". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2626. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
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