Davis named April Veteran of the Month

David Davis of District 7 is the Choctaw Nation’s Veteran of the Month. Davis was born in Talihina, Oklahoma, on June 9, 1948, and graduated from high school in Wright City. He attended Eastern Okla. State College and graduated with an associate degree in drafting in 1968.

Davis continued his education at Central State University in Edmond and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969.

He attended recruit training in Ft. Polk, Louisiana, and then microwave training in Ft. Monmouth, N.J. He was promoted to Specialist 4 and went to Vietnam to serve at the Battalion Headquarters where he spent one year.

While in Vietnam, Spec. Davis was awarded the Meritorious Service Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, an Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, SPS M-16, and the Vietnam Service Medal.

Upon return from Vietnam, Spec. Davis was honorably discharged and began working at Weyerhaeuser Sawmill. He retired after 40 years.

Davis has been married to Annie for 52 years, and they have two sons, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He has won eight state horseshoe pitching championships, four state double horseshoe pitching championships, and three world horseshoe pitching championships. The Choctaw Nation recognized Davis with a sign on Hwy. 98 coming into Wright City for his World Championship Horseshoe pitching.

Davis served as Mayor of Wright City for five years and has been a deacon in his church since 2013.
The Choctaw Nation holds our Veterans in the highest esteem and appreciates the sacrifices and contributions they have made to preserve our freedoms and the way of life we hold dear.