Daniel Defense held a flag dedication and memorial ceremony Thursday at its Black Creek facility to honor fallen Army Ranger Staff Sgt. Anthony "Cookie" Davis.Among the throng of military, civilians and family, were nearly 100 Hunter Army Airfield Rangers from 1st battalion 75th Ranger Regiment who served with and were friends of Davis, killed Jan. 6 in Northern Iraq when his unit encountered the enemy.
First Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Brian Mennes said though he’d only served with Davis at HAAF for one year, Davis was a significant member of the battalion who touched a lot of lives.
"He was an American treasure like so many of the rangers you see before you today," Mennes said. "He was an exceptional friend and wonderful son. I was touched by rangers giving experiences whether it was about battle or great times downtown."
In addition to the huge American flag hanging in front of the munitions manufacturing plant, the company dedicated a monument to Davis and "all who have fallen in service to our nation," according to Cindy Daniel of Daniel Defense.