Fallen Soldier: Jeffrey C. Davis

Jeffrey C. Davis
Dates: Died January 31, 1998
Hometown: Central Michigan
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Player: Brooke Biermann

First Lieutenant Jeffrey C. Davis, 31, enlisted in the Army in July of 1985 and began his career with the 3rd US Infantry, serving two terms as Sentinel of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Following the completion of a training mission on January 31, 1998, Davis volunteered to stay behind and help do maintenance on another aircraft. During the maintenance, a malfunction occurred, and 1LT Davis suffered extensive head trauma from the accident. He passed away later that day.

During his enlisted years, 1LT Davis reached “triple tabber” status earning his Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces tabs. After reaching his goals as an enlisted man, 1LT Davis was awarded the Green to Gold Scholarship for (ROTC) Reserve Officer Training Corps which allowed him to return to school and earn his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in education. After graduation from CMU, he was commissioned as an officer in the Army and became a Black Hawk pilot.

He left behind a wife, three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. His children were Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients. His daughter is now a member of the Folds of Honor Speaker’s Bureau.