Dayton-Wright Chapter of AFCEA,
in conjunction with the
Gary Sinise Foundation, is honored to present:
Remembrances of the Vietnam War:The Dayton-Wright Chapter of AFCEA is delighted to partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation to honor veterans in an evening of reflection, remembrance and open dialogue with Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis. We welcome all who wish to honor veterans and personally invite those currently serving and those who have served in our military, as well as first responders.
An Evening with Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis
This evening will include a night of dinner, drinks, networking and a dialogue with Mr. Davis where we will discuss the topics of what brotherhood means to him, how his life has changed from those fateful days in Vietnam and what honor and sacrifice means to him in this day and age. The evening will conclude with a book signing by Sammy and his wife Dixie and a tour of the Vietnam Era of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Davis was born in Dayton, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Army from Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1965. In March 1967, Davis was sent to South Vietnam as a private first class and was assigned to Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On November 18, 1967, his unit at Firebase Cudgel, west of Cai Lay, fell under machine gun fire and heavy mortar attack by an estimated three companies of Viet Cong from the 261st Viet Cong Main Force Battalion, which swarmed the area from the south and then west. Upon detecting an enemy position, Davis manned a machine gun to give his comrades covering fire so they could fire artillery in response. Davis was wounded, but ignored warnings to take cover, taking over the unit's burning howitzer and firing several shells himself. He also disregarded his inability to swim due to a broken back and crossed a river there on an air mattress to help rescue three wounded American soldiers. He ultimately found his way to another howitzer site to continue fighting the NVA attack until they fled. The battle lasted two hours.
Davis was subsequently promoted to sergeant and received the Medal of Honor the following year from President Lyndon B. Johnson. After he was presented the medal at the White House ceremony, Davis played "Oh Shenandoah" on his harmonica in memory of the men he served with in Vietnam. Davis retired in 1984 due to his war-time injuries.
Attire: Professional Dress / Service Dress.
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**Autographed and personalized books of Sammy and Dixie Davis plus one of Sammy's Medal of Honor coins available at the event for $50.
Limited supply available.
**FIRST 140 ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY, VETERANS, FIRST RESPONDERS AND GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBERS TO REGISTER GET A FREE SET OF AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS AND CHALLENGE COIN
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