E. Davis 1st
Davis was in the 1st Ranger Battalion. According to his
daughter, Brandi Belton, Ranger Davis was at Anzio and one of
six rangers to return after the attack of "Cisterna di
Littoria" on Jan 31, 1944. Her father told her that while
they were sitting under a bridge that day, the six remaining men
all signed their names on a dollar bill and a small card.
card (which he still has) was signed on the Anzio beachhead by
the following Rangers:
Davis, Arnold E
Smith, Richard G
Mosier, Ben F
Holbrooks, James J Eger
Facer, Charles, or Ellis, Thurman
Brandi was younger, she recalls watching the movie,
"Darby's Rangers" with her father. She remembers her
father saying that the part in the movie that was the most
accurate, was when the Rangers rolled under the treads of the
German tanks, as the tanks went up over a rise in the road.
He told her that he was one of those Rangers and that it was the
only way they could cross the road without the German's seeing
Ranger Davis is alive and watching the website. His daughter was
kind enough to share some memories and this photograph.
and narrative submitted by Ranger Davis' daughter: