Meet, First Sergeant Edward Davis. Sergeant Davis enlisted in The United States Army in 1940, at the age of seventeen. His first duty station was Pearl Harbor where he was serving during the attack on Pearl Harbor, the lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, in the United States Territory of Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. First Sergeant Davis had been trained by The United States Army to be a "Signal Wireman," and his Infantry Unit was called "The Wolfhounds." Sergeant Davis and his "Wolfhounds" worked tirelessly to protect the many civilians and many members of The United States Military who were living and working at The United States Naval Base, Pearl Harbor. First Sergeant Davis went on to serve in the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
First Sergeant Davis is a storyteller in my recent book, "Remembering With The Heart, Stories by America's Finest." What he experienced during WWII while serving his country at Pearl Harbor, taught him how very fragile life can be. Sergeant Davis wanted me to share his words of wisdom that he held close to his heart for his entire life, "Don't ever give up. Have fortitude and always believe in yourself." It was such an honor to write some of his story, and to share it with others. First Sergeant Davis passed on January 29, 2018, while I was at the beginning of writing "Remembering With The Heart." He is deeply missed by his compatriots at The Armed Forces Retirement Home.