Raymond E. Davis
|Raymond E. Davis|
September 19, 1885|
September 9, 1965 (aged 79)|
|Place of burial||
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Rank||Quartermaster Third Class|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Davis joined the U.S. Navy from Puget Sound, Washington. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a quartermaster third class when, on July 21, 1905 one of the USS Bennington's boilers exploded while it was in San Diego, California. For his actions received the Medal of Honor on January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Quartermaster Third Class U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Entered service at: Puget Sound, Wash. Born: 19 September 1885, Mankato, Minn. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism
displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel
at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
- "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Davis, Raymond E. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- John Griffith (November 11, 2003). "Raymond E. Davis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 22, 2010.