Carl Braham Davis, Jr.

Navy Badge
  • Name: Carl Braham Davis Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 22, 1917
  • Date of Death: January 27, 2001
  • Parents: Carl Davis & Trina (Hansen) Davis
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PO 2 (Petty Officer 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: April 19, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: February 27, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    Newspaper article: The Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - 1944 – Letter from Carl B. Davis, stationed in San Diego. “Dear Mrs. MacNeil: I want to thank you for the birthday dollar and card. I appreciated them very much. It is nice to know that some of the home town folks think of us once in a while. Also I want to thank you for sending me The Iron News. I really look forward to receiving it each week. I think the Serviceman’s Club is doing a swell job of keeping in touch with all the boys. I am stationed temporarily at the U.S. Naval Repair Base here in San Diego. I wish I could tell you something about my work but unfortunately it’s not for publication at the present time. I have been on draft for quite some time and expect to go to sea any day. I enjoyed the note on the back of the card relating an incident between Paul and my Dad – it brought back memories. California may be a land of sunshine, but so far it has been mostly fog. Give me good old Minnesota any time. I hope that day is not too far away when we can all get back home. Keep up the good job on the home front – it helps a lot! Sincerely, Carl B. Davis.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Carl Davis married Rachel Miner in 1940. He was a business owner and founder of Metro Machine Inc. He was a member of Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

    Carl died in Denver Colorado and is buried in Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado (Sec. 4, Site 27). He is survived by son Carl; daughter Linda Lorenz; and five grandchildren.

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