VIETNAM - DAVIS, WENDLE CLYDE

Davis, Wendle Clyde

VIETNAM - DAVIS, WENDLE CLYDE
DAVIS, WENDLE CLYDE

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11C – Indirect Fire Infantryman

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 31-Mar-1944

Hometown: Wales, Utah

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-Apr-1966

Start of tour: 12-Dec-1966

Incident date: 25-May-1967

Date of casualty: 25-May-1967

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Wendle Clyde Davis was on combat operation when hit by fragments from a hostile mortar round.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Wendle Clyde Davis
SP4 Edward Arnold Stahl

Location of fatality: Quang Tin, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Wales Cemetery, Wales, Utah, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 20E 102 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

SILVER STAR

SILVER STAR
POSTHUMOUS

SGT WENDLE CLYDE DAVIS
25 MAY 1967
F TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Sergeant Davis distinguished himself for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on 25 May 1967, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Troop F, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Republic of Vietnam.  On this date, Sergeant Davis was serving in a forward fire base when it came under an unexpected heavy mortar and sniper attack. Sergeant Davis left his position of safety inside an armored personnel carrier and dashed twenty-five meters through extremely heavy sniper and mortar fire to a mortar gun pit, whereupon he immediately began to fire mortar rounds toward suspected enemy positions. Sergeant Davis’ valorous actions spurred other mortarmen to join him. Upon ascertaining that he had a well organized crew firing at suspected insurgent positions, he dashed back across twenty-five meters of open terrain to man a fifty caliber machine gun against enemy sniper fire. In the process, he was fatally wounded by an enemy mortar round. Sergeant Davis’ gallant and heroic acts as well as his complete disregard for his personal safety served as a source of inspiration to his men. Sergeant Davis’ unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, Task Force Oregon (Provisional) General Orders No. 40 (June 24, 1967)

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