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John Davis
Birth: Oct. 28, 1877
Death: Jun. 9, 1970

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he served in the United States Navy during the War with Spain as a Gunner's Mate Third Class on board the "USS Marblehead". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, on May 11, 1898. His citation reads "Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action." His Medal was awarded to him on July 7, 1899. After the war he remained in the Navy, became an officer, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. When he passed away at age 92 in 1970, he was the last surviving Medal of Honor Recipient from the Spanish-American War. 
 
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  Amy Louise Davis (1877 - 1947)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 11, Lot 639-SS
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 2002
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John Davis
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At one point in your life, you wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to, and including your life if necessary. Thank you for your service to our country. God bless you!
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