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World War II veteran honored

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:49 pm, Thu Aug 1, 2019.

One of The Greatest Generation was honored last Saturday in St. Albans as the American Legion and Auxiliary of the Benjamin Moore Post 1946 paid tribute to U.S. Army veteran Ralph Davis.

Davis, shown at top center with American Legion members and above right with his great niece, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, moved to South Jamaica with his family from South Carolina in 1933.

He was drafted into the Army in November 1943. He returned to Jamaica in 1946, and worked a number of jobs before catching on in 1955 at what later would become the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Davis retired from the MTA in 1985.

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3 comments:

  • Hunkster posted at 5:39 pm on Sun, Aug 11, 2019.

    Hunkster Posts: 16

    Being both a war veteran and an MTA unionized employee is well deserving all around. 😂



     
  • Trisha posted at 6:27 pm on Sat, Jul 27, 2019.

    Trisha Posts: 1

    I would like to correct 204th Street Jack in saying that, bless fully Mr Ralph Davis our WWII Vetran is still actively amongst us enjoying life and family. Please if you are part of the "Generation that Ever lived", I salute you also. Patricia Wooden


     
  • 204th Street Jack posted at 6:26 pm on Thu, Jul 25, 2019.

    204th Street Jack Posts: 23

    As we lose yet another member of the, ''Greatest Generation that Ever Lived'' I salute you Ralph Davis for being who and what you were to this country and the citizens within along with condolences to the family who will no doubt miss you dearly..