MSG Finley James Davis comes home

| April 6, 2018 | 15 Comments

Hondo told us back in August that DPAA had identified the earthly remains of Master Sergeant Finley James Davis of Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Today we learn that he will be delivered to the arms of his great-grandson, Army Specialist Zachary Boney of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From ABC 11;

All his life, he’s heard countless stories from his grandmother about the hero of a great-grandfather he had. Roseann Stonestreet was just 12 years old when her father went off to the war. She still remembers the last day she spent with her dad.

“He took me to the movies. I remember the name of the movie and I remember who played in it,” said Stonestreet.

Her mother died almost 20 years ago in 1999 with a broken heart. After 66 years, Roseann got a call she’d never expect. Her dad’s body was found in North Korea.

“It’s the biggest blessing I could ever imagine,” said Stonestreet.

She told ABC11 that she selected her grandson to escort the remains home. He said his great-grandfather is part of the reason why he joined the military in the first place.

Boney will bury his great-grandfather’s remains in two weeks in Charleston, South Carolina.

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Master Sergeant Davis went to war twice. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in WW II, according to the info at Battle Monuments Commission. In Korea, “[h]e was taken Prisoner of War on December 1, 1950 while protecting the withdrawal of the major units of the 2nd Infantry Division from Kunu-ri, North Korea.”

    Welcome home, Master Sergeant, and thank you.

    • Aysel says:

      That man very well could have helped save my grandfather. God bless you sir.

      • HMC Ret says:

        Aysel: I reported here this week that in recently found documents I learned my father served in both WW2 and the Korean War. This man also could have protected my father.

        I’m overwhelmed when reading of the exploits of these men and the backstory that accompanies their death or capture. I love reading of the back story, as in this case.

        Welcome home, Sir. You’re a better man than I could hope to be. And your sacrafice is just one of many reasons I despise posers.

  2. SaraSnipe says:

    Welcome home Top.

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    Dusty in here…

  4. RGR 4-78 says:

    Welcome Home.

  5. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace in your home soil. God comfort your family now.

  6. Hondo says:

    It is fitting that his great-grandson – himself now in the Army – will be there to receive his great-grandfather’s remains.

    Welcome home, elder brother-in-arms.

  7. CDR_D says:

    As a Korean War Gold Star family member, these stories are deeply meaningful to me.

    Thanks for posting.

  8. OldSoldier54 says:

    Man, that’s AWESOME! Welcome home, Brother.

    See you in a while …

  9. UpNorth says:

    Welcome home, Top. Rest in peace.

  10. Donna, A Fellow Army Brat says:

    Welcome home and thank you and your family for your sacrifice.

  11. Jodi Sorenson says:

    Across this nation, grateful Americans will honor him as he journeys. I just received the notification, along with my team, we will be there to honor him as he makes his way to his final resting place. Great work and effort is being made to bring these warriors home!

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