STATEHOUSE — State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) authored a House Resolution honoring fellow Hoosier, United States Marine, James F. Davis. The resolution was adopted today with unanimous support.
“James F. Davis is an outstanding symbol of a Mt. Vernon resident,” said Rep. McNamara. “Davis has experiences a number of trials and struggles in the United States Marines to his terms as a councilman and a loving husband and father. However, he worked hard and became the inspirational man Mt. Vernon looks to today.”
Davis grew up in Mt. Vernon, prior to joining the marines in 1942. He was an active duty corporal during WWII and traveled for over four years before he was sent back home, to Mt. Vernon.
During his time in the marines he traveled to Guadalcanal where he saw his first battle, lost his best friend in Guam and he helped take the island of Bougainville.
Upon his return to Mt. Vernon, Davis married is wife, Idella, and became active in the political arena. He served two four year terms as councilman at large and was a Republican precinct committeeman for a number of years.
“Davis experienced a lifetime of events during his time in the marines,” said McNamara. “However, that does not stop him from seizing every opportunity, every day. He worked at the telephone company for over 38 years and is still, at 91, an active real estate broker and involved with a number of organizations throughout the town.”
Dedicated to his family, his town and his country, Davis is a man that Mt. Vernon is proud to claim and proud to have recognize for his life-time achievements.
Rep. McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.