A military advocate
Advocacy was a huge part of Steve Davenport’s life. The former OOIDA board member, who died unexpectedly at the age of 70 on Nov. 8, 2018, was dedicated to fighting for the rights of truck drivers and military veterans.
He was well known in the trucking and veteran communities for his dedication to the Gold Star Mothers and Rolling Thunder. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1969-71 and in the Army Reserves from 1971-75. He was an active participant with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall since it was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1982.
For more than three decades, starting in the 1980s, Steve made the annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. LL