Slater Davis is a husband, father, and grandfather. He grew up in Griffin, Georgia where he met and married his wife, Becki. In 1969 Slater & Becki moved to Atlanta after he was hired by Southern Bell. In 1970 Slater was drafted into the Army and had his Infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After his training he served in Vietnam beginning in November of 1970 as a member of the Americal Division. During his tour in Vietnam Slater served with two different Infantry units within the Americal Division: Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 11th Light Infantry Brigade; and Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 198th Light Infantry Brigade. Slater writes about his military experiences and the lasting impact of them in “349 Days”. He is a lifetime member of the Americal Division Veterans Association (ADVA) and a graduate of Georgia State University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now retired, after 46 years with the phone company, and a resident of Ellijay, Georgia.