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Livingston in Overton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Specialist 4 James T. Davis

 
 
Specialist 4 James T. Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. Specialist 4 James T. Davis Marker
Inscription.  
(Bronze Plaque)
Specialist 4 James T. Davis was the first American killed in Vietnam. He was killed on December 22, 1961. He was assigned to the 3rd Radio Research unit, Military Advisory Group.

(Inscription on the memorial)
Specialist 4 James T. Davis body was returned to Livingston, TN on Jan. 3, 1962 and laid to rest in the Good Hope Cemetery.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 36° 22.998′ N, 85° 19.368′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Memorial is on Main Street. The memorial is located on the grounds of the Overton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TN 38570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers (here, next to this marker); Overton County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt
Specialist 4 James T. Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. Specialist 4 James T. Davis Marker
This marker is located on the right of the Overton County Veterans Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Houston Roberts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Heart of Controversy (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 391 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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