Jefferson Donald "J.D." Davis
Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Jeff"Davis
KIA Wednesday 5 December 2001 in Afghanistan, north of Kandahar
Detachment A574, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne),
based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Donnie" "Jeff" "JD" Davis
Team Sergeant of Operational Detachment A-574
Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Airborne, U.S. Army
Age 39 - Date of Birth 22 October 1962
A native of Carter County, Tennessee Husband of Mi Kyong Yu Davis Father of Cristina and Jesse Davis Son of William Lon and Linda Curd Davis, Watauga, Tenn Member of Fairview Baptist Church Elizabethton High School, Tenn. graduate 1981, where he played on the football team and basketball team Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., where he played on the football team. Studied nursing at East Tennessee State University.
He was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom. Enlisted as a Medical Specialist in August of 1984 and served in Korea for three years. After graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course Assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky. Served as a Medical Sergeant on both ODA 562 and ODA 564. After completing a tour as Senior Instructor at the Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., He returned to the 5th SF Group, where he was selected to be a Team Sergeant in the 3rd Battalion. During his tenure in military service, he participated in Operation Desert Storm and numerous contingency operations throughout Southwest Asia.
His awards and decorations include: The Purple Heart Medal, Two Meritorious Service Medals, Two Army Commendation Medals, The Defense of Saudi Arabia Medal , The Liberation and Defense of Kuwait Medal, The Special Forces Tab, The Ranger Tab, The Combat Infantrymanís Badge, The Combat Medic Badge, The Master Parachutist Badge, The Military Freefall Parachutist Badge
Survivors, in addition to his parents, wife and children; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Tim Sams, Watauga, Tenn.; a brother, Danny Davis and a special friend, Karen Jenkins, both of Elizabethton; maternal grandmother, Ruth Curd, Watauga, Tenn.; two nieces, Rikki Baughman and Cheyenne Sams, both of Watauga, Tenn.; one nephew, Wesley Baughman, Watauga, Tenn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Song R. and Suk Yi Yu, Kimpo, Korea; several other nieces and nephews who live in Korea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
A full military funeral service was provided by Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky., at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at the Elizabethton High School gymnasium Master Sgt. Monty Flanigan, officiating. Interment was at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family received friends at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Elizabethton High School gymnasium or at the home of his parents, 570 Watauga Road, Watauga, Tenn