Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
Born: January 4, 1950
Died: March. 22, 1968
Ray Davis Private First Class, United States Marine Corps
Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Born 4 January 1950
Killed in Action 22 March 1968 Quang Nam, Vietnam
Ray Davis was born January 4, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, the
oldest child and only son of James Davis and Zora Belle
Sutton Davis. The family, along with younger sisters Pam
and Debbie, moved from Ohio when Carlos was 9, first to
Whittier and then to Tustin.
When Carlos started at Tustin High in 1965, he decided he
wanted to be called Carl. Carl was a quiet and shy young
man and ran track at Tustin High but was not involved in
many other high school activities. Although it was not obvious
to many others, what Carl did have was courage and strength.
He decided at the end of his junior year that it was time
to prove himself and left school as a 17 year old, prior
to graduation, to join the United States Marines. His sister
recalls his favorite song as Sherrie by the Four Seasons.
She can't help but think of her brother when she hears that.
Carl completed his boot camp in San Diego and basic training
at Camp Pendleton. After receiving his training, he volunteered
to go to Vietnam and arrived there on January 24, 1968.
Company F was engaged in Operation WORTH, just outside of
Saigon, in what was known as Hill 1025. Enemy forces were
waiting in ambush and PFC Carlos Ray Davis was killed in
action. He had just turned 18 years old.
is the recipient of the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam
Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Purple
Heart. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
in San Diego.
Provided By: Tustin
Patriots Pioneers - Chairperson Donna Perry 714 838-1806
Tustin, CA Military Heroes