In loving memory of Colonel Davis who proudly served his country as an Air Force pilot for 30 years, 1951-1981. He was a Command Pilot with over 5,000 hours of flying time, includng 966 combat hours, in 17 different types of aircraft.
Various duty assignments included Korea, Thailand, Japan, Germany and Vietnam where he was twice awarded both the Silver Star for Gallantry in Combat and the Distinguished Flying Cross for Extraordinary Achievement in Combat while serving as a Forward Air Controller attached to the 25th Infantry Division and the 11th Calvary Regiment. Other awards include the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Born in Toledo, Ohio to Sara and Craig Davis, Dick was raised by his mother, a single hard-working parent of the depression era. He attended Waite H.S. where he excelled in athletics, then went on to attend Ohio University on a football scholarship. He received his commission as a 2nd Lt. through the ROTC program at Ohio University.
Dick passed away at his home in Milton, FL. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, many of whom are life long friends, and his large extended family in Tennessee.