John K. Davis

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (1927-2019)

John Kerry Davis (March 14, 1927 – July 31, 2019), also known as J.K. Davis, was a United States Marine Corps four-star general. Davis, a Vietnam War veteran, was the Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (1977–1978) and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1978-1978). He died from cancer on July 31, 2019, at the age of 92.[1]

John K. Davis
Davis as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (1983)
Born(1927-03-14)March 14, 1927
Hagan, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedJuly 31, 2019(2019-07-31) (aged 92)
Mission Viejo, California, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchMarine Corps
Years of service1945-1986
Rank General
Commands heldVMFA(AW)-224
Marine Aircraft Group 46
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross

His final job was as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1, 1983 to June 1, 1986.[2]

References change

  1. "General John Kerry Davis Obituary (1927 - 2019) Orange County Register". Retrieved 2022-08-13.
  2. "Official Biography: General John K. Davis". United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2007-02-09.[permanent dead link]