KIA June 23, 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia
SGT Davis was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on June 23, 2007, when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire and IEDs. Also killed were SSG Michael D. Moody, Jr. and PVT Shane M. Stinson.
From an early age, Chris was drawn to service; he would spend time making sure his family was taken care of and would often offer to help those around him. He graduated from Estacado High School and became a welder in a machine shop before his desire to serve led him to enlist in the US Army in 1999.
“He was a server,” Margaret Davis, his sister, said. “He was always helping, always serving, always thinking of somebody else.”
Although he was driven to serve, his family and friends remember his loud and fun personality most. He loved being the center of attention and enjoyed sharing stories and crazy jokes with anyone who would listen.
“Chris was a person that everyone liked being around. He was always willing to help anyone that needed help. He was a loving husband and a great father to his kids,” his brother, David Davis, said. “You could always tell when Chris was around, just by his laughter. He was funny, smart, and always in a good mood.”
The Texas native served his country in four tours of duty in Iraq in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007 during which he had an honorable career, earning several medals including an Army Commendation, Three Army Achievement Medals and a Presidential Unit Citation.
SGT Chris Davis was 35 years old from Lubbock, Texas.
The original portrait was presented May 15, 2009 to his parents and family during a special event held in Amarillo, Texas.