In Honor of Navajo Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathan D. Davis: Bringing Him Home


Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34, of Kayenta, Arizona, died February 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 32nd Georgian Liaison Team, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.

Davis joined the Marine Corps in 1997 and served as a motor transport operations chief. It’s not immediately clear how he died.

His awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.

Staff Sgt. Davis is the 13th Navajo member of the armed forces to lose their life during Operation Enduring Freedoom.

Davis was laid to rest this weekend. Among those in attendance to honor the memory of the fallen warrior were the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders, who led the procession to the place of Davis's interment.






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Thank you my Brothers & Sisters of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders, I was There in Spirit,,,,, R.I.P. Brother Marine

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veronica elling
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May you reast in peace ,AND thank YOU SO MUCH FOR FIGHTING FOR MY FREEDOM ,thank you

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My his soul rest in peace..My prayers go out to Navajo Marine Staff Sergeant Johathan D. Davis and his family. Thank you for your service to Yours and My Country the United States of America. God Bless America Sandra J Andrews

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We will miss our son-n-law so very much, we are staying strong for our daughter but it is hard, in our hearts we just want him back so much.. physically. ONE DAY AT A TIME...."OO RAAH" he would say WE LOVE YOU JON. AND ALWAYS.....maaah & paaah

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Your family are proud of your service and miss you much. You have served well as a Marine and distinctively. Thank you for your proud service in perserving the freedom so others can continue to enjoy. Well done, Marine! SGM (R) V. Oliver, USA