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Manila in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Herman Davis

Pvt. Co. I 113th Inf.

— Sharpshooter and Company Runner —

 
 
Herman Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
1. Herman Davis Marker
Inscription.  
Enlisted March 14th 1918; Honorably discharged May 29th 1919
Cited for bravery for extraordinary heroism in action and decorated with: U.S. Distinguished Service Cross: Oct. 10th 1918 French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Apr. 19th 1919 Gilt Star for Croix de Guerre: Apr. 23rd 1919 French Medaille Militaire: May 10th 1919
"A most courageous runner who singlehanded attacked a machine gun nest which was preventing the advance of his platoon and killed the four gunners." From Citation
"The smallest but bravest and best liked man in my company." His captain
 
Erected 1925 by Erected by the people of Mississippi County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 35° 52.392′ N, 90° 9.964′ W. Marker is in Manila, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection
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of East Fleeman Street (State Highway 18) and Baltimore Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Fleeman Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manila AR 72442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hornersville (approx. 11.9 miles away in Missouri); Garden Point United Methodist Church (approx. 12.7 miles away); Fighting Near Etowah (approx. 12.7 miles away); Joseph Allen Sisco (approx. 12.7 miles away); Garden Point Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away); Garden Point Cemetery (approx. 12.7 miles away); Brave Men from the 97th Bombardment Wing (approx. 12.9 miles away); Keiser (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Herman Davis. Link available at: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=48
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Herman Davis, Sharpshooter and Company Runner
 
Herman Davis State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
2. Herman Davis State Park
Herman Davis State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
3. Herman Davis State Park
Herman Davis Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
4. Herman Davis Statue
Herman Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
5. Herman Davis Marker
Dedication found on the back of the obelisk marker.
Herman Davis in uniform; circa 1918. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Museum of American History, Cabot Public Schools, 1918
6. Herman Davis in uniform; circa 1918.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,513 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.   6. submitted on September 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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