Hair-raising, boots on the ground stories of armed combat
as told by World War II veteran Joseph Manly Davis, assigned to the U.S. Army 4th Cavalry Group, Mechanized, prior to and
during the European conflict of the 1940s.
After the invasion of France at Normandy in Operation
Overlord, Joe fought close-in combat almost daily in the hedgerows of France and on the fields of Germany in Hürtgen
Forest during the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1944, Joe received a serious leg wound and was ordered home.
Joseph M. Davis was awarded two Purple Heart Medals for injuries received during the war.
the request of his family, Joe composed a written record of his participation. This is Grampa Joe’s