Battle Ground honors World War II veteran who served as a torpedoman on 10 submarines

Sixteen local high school seniors were also recognized during the city council’s Military Appreciation Night May 23

The Battle Ground City Council and 16 local high school seniors were on May 21 honored to be in the presence of Tudor F. Davis, a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy who fought in World War II and served as a torpedoman on 10 different nuclear or diesel submarines.

Tudor F. Davis poses for a photograph with local high school seniors who have enlisted in the armed services. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground
Tudor F. Davis poses for a photograph with local high school seniors who have enlisted in the armed services. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground

Davis was the featured guest of Battle Ground’s Military Appreciation Night during which the high school seniors were recognized by the city council for their commitment to serve in the armed forces.

Councilor Philip Johnson, who served in the Army, began the event by recognizing the many veterans and active service members who were in attendance.

Tudor F. Davis speaks with a recent armed forces enlistee at Battle Ground’s Military Appreciation Night. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground
Tudor F. Davis speaks with a recent armed forces enlistee at Battle Ground’s Military Appreciation Night. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground

Davis, though, was the guest of honor.

“His active participation in the evening’s event was an honor to all in attendance, particularly to the young enlistees to whom he offered steadfast support and valuable perspective,” the city wrote in a press release.

The council’s recognition of the young men and women came during Military Appreciation Month, which has been designated by Congress to ensure that the nation is given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate appreciation for the sacrifices and successes of service members.

Tudor F. Davis was the guest of honor at the May 21 Battle Ground Military Appreciation Night. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground
Tudor F. Davis was the guest of honor at the May 21 Battle Ground Military Appreciation Night. Photo provided by the city of Battle Ground

Among the enlistees who were able to meet Davis and pose with him for photographs were:

  • Richard Landon (U.S. Army)
  • Tyler Sandel (U.S. Army)
  • Spencer Hamilton (U.S. Air Force)
  • Orion Macy (U.S. Air Force)
  • Clayton Hively (Army National Guard)
  • Cristian Whitney (U.S. Navy)
  • Braxton Haushild (U.S. Navy)
  • Alexander Perry (U.S. Navy)
  • Matthew Collyer (U.S. Navy)

Enlistees recognized but unable to attend the event:

  • Jennifer Oschner (U.S. Army)
  • Christopher Flynn (U.S. Army)
  • Noah Cyr (U.S. Army)
  • Christopher Mogk (U.S. Army)
  • Michael Walker (U.S. Army)
  • Ryan Rodgers (U.S. Army)
  • Liam Neuenschwander (U.S. Marine Corps)
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