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SP/4 Guy Allen Davison
C Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Group, 18th MP Brigade

Killed In Action ~ 25 August 1968 ~ Vietnam


They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

There is no contact information on file for the next of kin.

     On Sunday, 25 August 1968 at 1115 hours (11:15 AM) SP/4 Guy Allen Davison, age 21, was part of a C Company escort of a 48th Transportation Group Tay Ninh Convoy. The 81 vehicle convoy was 13 miles southeast of Tay Ninh city on Highway QL-22, III Corps Tactical Zone when it was attacked by 3 Battalions of North Vietnamese Army Regulars (NVA) disguised in South Vietnamese Army uniforms.

     The enemy forces had executed a mile long ambush from both sides of the highway, opening fire with mortars, small arms and Rocket Propelled Grenades. The initial attack split the convoy into two groups, the first 31 vehicles we able to continue to safety, the remaining 51 were blocked by a ruptured fuel tanker that was burning and remained exposed to heavy enemy fire on the highway.

     For more than three hours the MP’s and truckers battled the NVA forces at close range until assistance from the 3rd. Squadron, 4th Cavalry Armored, and the 25th Infantry Division arrived.

     The fighting continued into the night and ended at 2020 hours (8:20PM), when contact with the NVA was finally broken. At one point during the night the MP’s tried to form a perimeter with some of the remaining vehicles but continued enemy firing resumed, preventing further movement.

     There were 96 enemy, and 6 Americans Killed along the highway. American wounded numbered 51, 6 of whom were C Company MP’s, SP/4 Davison was one of the 6 fatalities.

     For his heroic actions during the fire fight, SP/4 Davidson was posthumously awarded the  Silver Star  and  Purple Heart Medals.

     In August 1969 C Company dedicated an addition to their Day Room in his name.


--- General / Personal ---
Last name: DAVISON
First name: GUY ALLEN
Home of Record (official): EVERETT
State (official): WA
Date of Birth: Thursday, May 29, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---
Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 18976667
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 95B20

--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Tuesday, May 2, 1967
Date of Casualty: Sunday, August 25, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 46W - Row 013


        Born 29 May 1947 in Everett he attended Everett schools and was graduated in 1966 from Cascade High School.

        He entered the Army in November, 1966, and spent a year's tour of duty in Vietnam ending in May of this year. He volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam, and had been there since June 5, attached to Co. C, 720 MP Battalion, U.S. Army.

          He leaves his mother, Mrs. Florence M. Davison at the home; his father, R. E. Davison of Everett" two brothers, Spec. 4 Michael Davison stationed with the U. S. Army in Germany, and Ron Davison at home; and a sister, Mrs. Lynette Johnson of Janesville, WI. (Everett Herald 1968)

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