#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Dwright Fowler-Davis



Marine Corps Veteran Dwright Fowler Davis is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Dwright Fowler Davis, who is an advocate and entrepreneur. He served from 1998 to 2002.

Dwright Fowler-Davis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998 and served as a paratrooper and parachute rigger until he left the service in 2002. During that time, he was stationed with the 1st Air Delivery Platoon in Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he enjoyed training with Navy SEALs, Marine Force Reconnaissance, Army Rangers and Army Parachute Riggers.

Fowler-Davis broke his back on a parachuting landing in 2000 but recovered to complete his enlistment. The pain he said he endured prepared him for life—and hardship—after service. He has experienced homelessness, divorce, self-doubt, multiple failed business ventures, professional setbacks and service-related disabilities.

He believes he is stronger from these experiences. Today, he has two master’s degrees in education therapy, and is pursuing a doctorate in advanced clinical skills. He is also the co-owner of a UPS Store in Philadelphia and a franchisee of two JDog Junk Removal & Hauling locations in Delaware.

Fowler-Davis earned the Parachute Rigger Badge in 1998, Navy/Marine Corps Parachute Badge in 1999, and also earned a Good Conduct Medal and a Navy Unit Commendation in 2001 (a unit commendation he received for joint operations after 9/11). He is married to Joy Fowler-Davis, an Army National Guard Veteran.

Thank you for your service!


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Comments

  1. Arnold Cabral    

    Veterans who read this if a Disabled Veterans who is 100 percent service connected needs a Dentist know how to G4 implants in should get them free so email your Senators or Representative contract Veteran Affairs Committee passed a new Benefit Law for Disabled Veterans who is need to get the G4 implants for free because they don’t even one work for Veteran Medical Centers or have or have a contract with Veteran Administration….Semper Fi don’t Surrender

  2. Mariya Mariya    

    Thank you for your service!

  3. Charles Gergich    

    My son is as also a marine. Thank
    You for your service

    1. Dwright Fowler-Davis    

      Thanks, Charles. Tell ‘em ‘Semper Fi’ for me.

  4. EdDavis    

    SEMPER Fi MAC.. E. E.Davis Class of 1980/86 2nd Anglico West Campen CA.Camp Delmar.. Airborne Jarheads Gold Wingers.Got the MUC From President Reagan- First combat unit since WW2 to fly non stop to Korea (midair refuel) Tactical with elements of the 75th RangersAnd jumped into team sprit 1983 Pohang Korea.. OOHRAH.We had T10’s and MC -1 Bravo’s Then.Besafe Congrats SEMPER Fi MAC.

    1. Dwright Fowler-Davis    

      Hard-charger. I was on a mid-air C-130 fuel once; it’s crazy. Semper Fi to you, brother.

  5. Michelle Fuentes    

    I am an Air Force Veteran. My inspiration for the military was my grand father and all the current and past servicemen and servicewomen. I am also disabled and these stories are so inspiring to me because sometimes I feel like giving up but because of my six boys and my fellow servicemen I am still alive, struggling but happy to have children who love me. I’m a single parent, without the military giving me confidence to always press on no matter the situation. Thank you for all you do. Airmen Michelle Fuentes RN

  6. Richard Williams    

    I’m moving example when you can work to do something in spite of difficulties one has to overcome

    1. Dwright Fowler-Davis    

      Thanks, Richard. That’s appreciated.

  7. Linda Schierholz    

    Thank you for your service!

  8. Al Roybal    

    Amazing man there ! Served with him and love that you guys honor him !!

  9. Robert Bostic    

    Thank you for your service – Dwright Fowler-Davis.

    1. Samuel L Pittman Jr    

      I concur, thank you for your services.

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