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Raymond L. Davis, Master Sergeant, US Army/Air Force


Life as it was known in the United States, changed on the 7th of December 1941. Our Nation was struck by enemy forces. Some 2500 people were killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor. The staggering amount of destruction, damage, and slaughter was not soon to be forgotten by most Americans. One way to do one’s part in taking the fight to the opposing forces was to “join up”.

Raymond L. Davis (Ray) was in Watertown, New York. (This is the city adjacent to Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Light Infantry now.) He wanted to join the US Army. Those under the age of 21 needed parental...

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