Major David G. Taylor, Jr. ’91

Major David G. Taylor, Jr. ’91, U.S. Army Infantry, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 22, 2006. He was the Operations Officer of 2/6th Infantry Battalion of Baumholder, Germany. He deployed from Heidelberg, Germany in January 2006 with V Corps. Since his family traveled the globe with the military, Taylor found his grandparents’ farm in Wake County an anchor. As a teenager, he spent summers driving tractors around John and Doris Overman’s tobacco and dairy farm. That’s where he earned enough Boy Scout badges to become an Eagle Scout at age 13, his mother said. He attended Davidson on an ROTC scholarship and was designated a Distinguished Military Student. He was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity. He became an officer in the Army after graduation and planned to spend his career with the military. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Thresher Taylor, 4113 DeLeon St., Tampa, Fla. 33609, his four month old son, Jacob David Jude Taylor; parents, Kay and David Taylor of London, England; brother, John K. Taylor of Yokosuka, Japan; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Doris G. Overman, 8905 Goodwin Rd., Apex, N.C. 27502. The Major David G. Taylor, Jr. Memorial Fund has been established at Davidson College. Memorials may be sent to Davidson College, Box 7177, Davidson, N.C. 28035.