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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 —

 
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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.
 
Location. 35° 52.392′ N, 90° 9.964′ W. Marker is in Manila, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brave Men from the 97th Bombardment Wing (approx. 12.9 miles away); South Mississippi County War Memorial (approx. 16.1 miles away); WPA Post Office
Herman Davis State Park image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
2. Herman Davis State Park
(approx. 16.1 miles away); Florida Brothers Building (approx. 16.1 miles away); William J. Driver (approx. 16.1 miles away); Mississippi County Bank (approx. 16.1 miles away); Confederate Veterans of Mississippi County (approx. 16.1 miles away); Mississippi County Court House (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Herman Davis (1888-1923) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas. (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Herman Davis State Park image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
3. Herman Davis State Park
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By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
4. Herman Davis Statue
Herman Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., June 10, 2009
5. Herman Davis Marker
Dedication found on the back of the obelisk marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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