By Kavanaugh Breazeale, USACESeptember 28, 2012
Vicksburg, MS -- Over the past 50 years, Willie James Davis has worked in many positions in maintenance and operation of numerous flood control projects. He is extremely proficient and knowledgeable in virtually every aspect of the dam operations. Mr. Davis is currently the Vicksburg District's longest-tenured employee with over 50-years of service.
In August 2012 Davis was awarded his fifty year service pin for his dedicated service to Enid Lake, the Vicksburg District and for his loyal service to the surrounding communities. Over the years he has unselfishly sacrificed his time to serve the needs of others during hurricanes, tornados, floods, and other events. Willie Davis is a tremendous asset, friend, and inspiration to all of the Corps family.
Enid Lake park manager, Billy Samuels states, "Willie has always been the 'go to' person for any issues related to the dam and its other features. He has seen and done just about everything imaginable when it comes to maintaining these structures.
Samuels also states, "Willie's wealth of structural knowledge has proven to be a valuable asset to the Corps of Engineers throughout his career at Enid Lake. He has always been and continues to be a valued and respected employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."