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Our 15th recipient of the Raise the Roof program, is a Gold Star Mom and Maryland resident, Miss Paula Davis. On April 22nd in Gaithersburg, MD Valor Home will be honoring Miss Davis, and her son, PFC Justin Davis.
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM), is a private nonprofit organization of American mothers who lost sons or daughters in service of the United States Armed Forces and Valor is proud to have them as a partner for this event and many events to come.
“After 14 RTR events, we are constantly working with our partners DeWALT/Stanley Black and Decker, to find new and exciting ways to give back. Our partnership with Gold Star Mothers, Inc. makes so much sense for Valor Home and we are so very moved by Paula’s story,” said Al Kincaid, Co-Owner of Valor Home.
Al took a deep breath and added, “PFC Justin Davis is a national hero and his story is one of selfless valor and bravery. At Valor Home we knew that we had to do something special for our 15th RTR event. Sometimes, things happen for reasons we can’t comprehend. We knew that this was one of those special times.”
PFC Justin R. Davis, of Gaithersburg, Md., died in Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan (near Kunar Province), on June 25, 2006 when he came in contact with indirect fire while on patrol during combat operations.
Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. He was 19 years old when he was killed. He earned the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Afghan Campaign Medal. He was survived by his father, Dennis Johnson and his mother, Paula Davis.
Justin loved martial arts. He joined the Army in June 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan in February 2006.“He was passionate about joining the service. He would always say, ‘This is my dream. I am going to follow it’ … He died doing what he loved,” said Justin’s mother, Paula Davis.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RAISE THE ROOF PROGRAM
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