Sammy L. Davis Receives 2018 Sachem Award


INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb awarded the 2018 Sachem Award today to Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Sammy L. Davis of Freedom, Indiana at the Indiana War Memorial. Attached are the governor’s remarks, and below are photos from the event. Learn more about the life of Sgt. Davis and the history of the Sachem award on the governor’s webpage. 

Pictured left to right: Maj. Gen. Erika Steuterman, Pastor Terry Webster, Indiana War Memorial Executive Director Brig. Gen. (ret) Stewart Goodwin, Former Indy 500 Broadcaster Paul Page and  Gov. Eric Holcomb applaud  the 2018 Sachem award recipient,  Sgt. 1st Class Sammy L. Davis  of Freedom, Indiana.



Gov. Holcomb and Sgt. Davis with the 2018 Sachem award.



Following the official ceremony, Sachem recipient Sammy L. Davis played “Shenandoah” for friends, family and guests. See video of his performance at



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