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Jefferson D. Davis

Jefferson D. Davis

Died: December 5, 2001

Rank: Master Sergeant

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group

Branch: U.S. Army

Master Sergeant Jefferson “Donnie” Davis was killed on December 5, 2001, when a bomb dropped from a B-52 landed near his position north of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Two other Soldiers were also killed. The 39-year-old Green Beret was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in support of Op­eration Enduring Freedom. Nearly 1,000 family, friends, and comrades said goodbye to their fallen hero at the Elizabethton High School Gymnasium in Elizabethton, Ten­nessee, on December 18, 2001, and he was buried with full military honors at Happy Valley Memorial Park.

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