Members of the World War II Heritage Society will hear from William L. Davis on July 21 at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. Dinner reservations are $14 per person and can be made by contacting David Frank at 330-757-0515. The deadline for reservations for the 6:30 p.m. dinner is July 18.
One of our newer organization members, Staff Sgt. Davis will share his experiences in battling the German armies in a bitter campaign oft unjustly neglected.
Born in 1925 and raised on the East side of Youngstown, Davis graduated from East High School. He worked at Mackenzie Muffler producing the fuel drop tanks so vital to the war effort prior to being drafted by the Army. Called to duty in January 1944, he became a squad leader in the 254th Regiment of the 63rd Division, a real “G.I. Joe.” He also participated in breaking the Siegfried Line and was part of the Occupation Army of Germany.
Following the war, Davis briefly worked at the Campbell works of Sheet and Tube prior to enrolling in Youngstown College and graduating with a degree in Chemistry. For the next twenty years or more, he worked with the EPA as an Air Pollution chemist.
Davis married and had two daughters. He has spent countless hours volunteering in Nursing homes since his retirement.