Timothy P. Davis
Killed In action (KIA)
Entered Into Eternal Rest
Friday, February 20, 2009
Staff Sgt. Timothy P. Davis, 28, of Aberdeen, Wash., died near Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Sergeant Davis enlisted in 1999 and was initially trained as a survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructor after completing basic training.
He entered the Combat Control career field in June 2003. After completing more than two years of training, he reported to the 23 STS here, where he was designated as one of the "Supermen" of the Silver Team, a combat control team.
Sergeant Davis qualified as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller, enabling him to provide direct aircraft and support ground combat operations while embedded with U.S. and coalition special forces.
This was his second deployment as a JTAC to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
"He was the epitome of the quiet professional that we in the Special Operations community strive to be," Quote by Maj. Woodworth
The sergeants' military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.