Three War Marine Hero

General Raymond G. Davis

Richard Camp

The first biography of Marine General Raymond Davis, who was decorated for bravery in both WWII and Korea, and went on to serve as a commanding general in Vietnam.
Publication date:
February 2021
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
40 photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612009391

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• Foreword by General James Mattis
• Davis fought on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and at Inchon and Chosin in Korea. He also served in Vietnam in 1968
• Davis was awarded Navy Cross for his actions during WWII and the Medal of Honor and two Silver Stars for actions in Korea
• His actions at Chosin Reservoir saved many Marine lives
• December 2020 will be the 70th anniversary of his Medal of Honor actions at Chosin
• Davis had a close association with Marine legend Chesty Puller

"...Ray Davis was a hardened combat veteran. This was brought home to me one day while visiting a remote Army firebase in the jungle south of Khe Sanh. As the two of us strode along the jungle pathway, Davis suddenly stopped and peered intently into the thick green foliage. I suspected danger, brought my rifle up, and slipped off the safety. After a few moments, the general turned and casually remarked, "Dick, this reminds me of a command post I had on Guadalcanal.” I mumbled, "Yes, sir,” and surreptitiously fingered the safety to the "on” position. "Christ,” I thought in awe, "I was only two years old at the time of Guadalcanal. This is the old man's third war!” — Dick Camp, introduction to book

"A well-crafted biography of an important Marine commander. It illustrates well through Davis' career the Marine Corps of the mid-Twentieth century." - Paul Westermeyer, Historian

A native of Georgia, Raymond Davis joined the Marine Corps after university and would go on to serve in three wars and be decorated for gallantry several times including the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chosin where his leadership saved countless American lives. He retired as a four-star general after 33 years in the corps.

Dick Camp, Marine veteran and historian, weaves memoirs, first-hand accounts, and his own personal memories of General Davis in this first biography of this archetypal "Old Breed" Marine.

REVIEWS

...explains unknown details of how [The Korean War] was fought and the brutal sub-zero cold the participants endured.
Military History Online

...a good book told by a competent author; it's well researched and written. If you're a Jarhead, it's a must read.
The VVA Veteran