The man whose death marked a tragic milestone in history is being buried today near his home in West Virginia.
On February 23rd, Air Force Staff Sgt. Samuel Davis became the 2,000th soldier to die since President Barack H. Obama became the Commander-in-Chief.
Reporter Evan Bevins of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel in West Virginia reports that Davis’ body was…
“…brought back to Roane County for burial [today]… Davis, 33, was pronounced dead at his home early on Feb. 23, apparently due to complications from back surgery, according to his parents, Ravenswood resident Mary Davis and Brandon, Miss., resident Fred Davis… Davis was born in Ripley and spent a great deal of time in Spencer, where his mother and her family are from, Mary Davis said. “He was just a good guy,” she said Thursday. “He was really funny and had a good sense of humor. … I can’t say enough good things about him.”
His father told Bevins that Davis loved being in the Air Force.
The burial will take place tomorrow afternoon. He will be buried will full military honors.
Marine Master Sergeant Aaron Torian, 36, KY, died on Saturday, February 15th, 2014. His was the most recent military death which resulted from battle.