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Army Sgt. David A. Davis

Died September 19, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

28, of Dalhart, Texas; assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Sept. 19 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked Bagram Airfield using indirect fire.

Carson soldier dies from Afghan bomb wounds

The Associated Press

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The military says a soldier from Fort Carson has died from wounds he suffered in combat in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that Sgt. David A. Davis, 28, of Dalhart, Texas, died Saturday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Davis was assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

He is at least the 13th Fort Carson soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan; 264 Fort Carson soldiers have been killed in combat in Iraq.

Davis had served two tours in Iraq and was on his first tour in Afghanistan when he was killed.

His decorations included two Army Commendation Medals and the Army Achievement Medal.

Had a special love for his home state, Texas

The Associated Press

David A. Davis always had a way of making others smile. Before joining the Army, he worked at a United supermarket near his hometown of Dalhart, Texas, and was happy to help customers with their groceries.

“When you’d go to United, he knew who you were by name, and you didn’t even have to take your keys,” local resident Angela Reynolds said. “He took your keys and took it out to the car for you.”

His love of Texas showed even in Afghanistan. While other soldiers slept in normal pajamas, Davis always wore “Texas PJs,” Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Robinson said. He said Davis had a great sense of humor but was selfless and serious when he needed to be.

Davis, 28, died Sept. 19 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, when the facility was attacked with indirect fire.

“He always had a smile on his face, and I’m sure when he was over there, I’m sure he was still smiling,” said Reynolds, who first met Davis at church.

The 2000 graduate of Dalhart High School also had served two tours in Iraq. He was assigned to Fort Carson, Colo.

Davis is survived by his wife, Devon; six children and stepchildren; his parents, Bernard Davis and Vicky Williamson; and a brother, Roy.

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