Update on John W Davis search:
I found a person in Kimberly, WV who knew of name. When I called I said that I had been doing some genealogical research and the name of John W Davis seemed to keep appearing, was this person familiar with the name. He said, "Yes, he was my father-in-law" Further conversation revealed that he passed in 1990. He was unable to tell me of his military career but said his wife would know that. She was not home and our schedules conflict so badly that it was agreed that I would call back next Saturday morning to speak with her. Sounded like very willing person to share info. I did not tell him that I was looking for my Dad. I will tell the lady, who I guess would be my half sister! Wow!!!! It was only the second call I made!! I will keep hunting for other info to correlate this find.