A Marine's Story: Sergeant Rodney Maxwell Davis

Sergeant Rodney Maxell Davis was born on April 7, 1961, in Macon, Georgia.

After graduation from Peter G. Appling High School in May 1961, Sergeant Rodney Davis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division as a rifleman.

He remained at Camp Lejune until 1964, when he was assigned to the Marine detachment to Naval activities in London, England, until 1967, when he was assigned to the 1st Marine Division and deployed to the Vietnam War.

Sergeant Rodney Davis earned a Congressional Medal of Honor during Operation Swift, in the Quang Nam Province, during a firefight on September 6, 1967. Sergeant Rodney Davis smothered a grenade with his body.  His wounds were fatal.

He rests at Linwood Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.


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