We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hatfield Funeral Home
Louie G Davila
November 5th 1947- September 16th 2021
Louie Davila passed away on September 16th 2021. He was a
husband, father and grandfather. Louie had an infectious
smile and an insatiable need to take on projects and fix broken machines.
Louie was drafted into the military on September 15th, 1967
as an administrative assistant. During this time the Vietnam
War was going on and the military needed helicopter pilots.
The Army decided that because of his good teeth and vision
he should be pilot; he started Warrant Officer School in 1969.
After the Vietnam War Louie decided to make the Army his career. He was passionate about his military service and rose through the ranks of the Warrant Officer program. He was sent to the “Sandbox”
for Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was one of the first deployed and one of the last returned. His favorite helicopter to fly was the Chinook. After nearly 30 years of military service Louie retired at the
rank of CW5. Louie felt very passionate and proud to have served his country for so long! After leaving
the military Louie became a defense contractor, he loved his job and what he did. His final assignment
was working for Huntington Ingalls, he often told his family about the amazing people he had the pleasure of working with there. He loved it so much he refused to retire!
During his military service Louie earned the Legion of Merit medal, Bronze Stars (2NDAWD), Meritorious Service Award (2NDAWD), Air Medal (38thAWD), Army Commendation Medal (5thAWD), Army
Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal (2NDAWD), Vietnam Service
Medal (2NDAWD), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars, Army Service Ribbon,
Overseas Service ribbon (3RDAWD), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Master Army Aviation Badge, Vietnam
Gallantry Cross with Palm.
In 1980 Louie met his wife Germaine in Wiesbaden, Germany and they married in 1983. Together they
raised four children and moved to Sierra Vista Arizona.
He is survived by his wife Germaine, his son Louie C, his son Dennis, his son Ramon, and his daughter
Chantal and 8 grandchildren and a 1973 GMC pickup!
Services will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Sierra Vista on September
29th at 10:30am. Military honors service will be held at Ft. Huachuca Veterans Cemetery immediately following at 12:00.