Description

Black and white sketch of Herman Davis, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Arkansas' most distinguished son in action

Herman Davis

The World War hero whose name was fourth on Gen. Pershing's list of 100 heroes was born and raised in Mississippi County, Ark… His early training as hunter and trapper stood him in good stead in France where he was the company's runner to carry messages. In the Argonne he captured four German machine gunners single-handed and saved an entire American company from annihilation..

On one occasion Davis killed 47 Germans from behind a rock with his unerring marksmanship.. Awarded D.S.C., Croix De Guerre and Medaille Militaire for his heroism on Oct. 10, 1918. Arkansas legislature proclaimed him "Our most distinguished son in action." Davis died Jan. 5, 1923 of tuberculosis contracted during war. A monument to his honor has been erected on the main street of Manila, Ark.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 16

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Herman Davis, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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