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Raymond Erwin Davis



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Calvary Cemetery

Born:  September 19, 1886 at Mankato, MN

Entered Service in the US Navy from Puget Sound, WA

Earned The Medal of Honor During Peace Time For heroism July 21, 1905 at San Diego, CA

Died:  September 09, 1965 at the age of 78

On July 21, 1905, while at San Diego, California, a deadly boiler explosion ripped through the U.S.S. Bennington. Of the ships 197 officers and crew, 62 were killed and more than 40 were wounded. Quartermaster Third Class Raymond Davis was one of ten members of the Bennington's crew who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions to rescue comrades and minimize damage in the explosion and resulting fires.
Others awarded Medals of Honor for this action were: Carpenter's Mate Second Class George Brock, Chief Gunner's Mate John Clausey, Boatswain's Mate William Cronan, Watertender Emil Fredericksen, Seaman Rade Grbitch, Ship's Cook First Class Frank Hill, Machinist's Mate Oscar Nelson, Seaman Otto Schmidt, Hospital Steward William Shacklette



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