July 15, 2003
Richard T. Davis, 25, passed away July 15, 2003. He was born in Germany on March 14, 1978. He is the son of a military family and attended schools in Kansas, Missouri, and California. He excelled in reading and painting and enjoyed racing his electric-blue Honda Civic. He lived in St. Charles, Missouri with his loving parents, Lanny Davis and Remedios Ong Davis and loving sister, Lisa Davis.
After high school, Richard joined the US Army training in 1998 at Fort Sill, OK for basic training and field artillery and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX shortly thereafter. He later served in war-torn Bosnia. After September 11, 2001, he decided to leave the army. But, Richard later rejoined the Army in January 2002. He was sent to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring in 2002 to prepare for the war in Iraq.
He was assigned to 3rd Platoon of Baker Company in 1st of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) and engaged in some of the worst battles in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He fought through 25 days of continuous combat in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. He is awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Army In-service Ribbon, NATO Ribbon for Kosovo, National Defense Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Ribbon 3rd Award, Presidential Unit Citation, and Weapons Qualification Badge Expert for his 8 years of service in the U.S. Army. He is a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend, and will be truly missed by all who loved him. He is truly an American Hero.