By that logic we should honor SS soldiers because they were "fighting for their country".
FWIW, when people insist that Davis is guilty, even though he is not, I start to think of the justice system like the one the SS came from. Guilt by connotation? You know the word "connote" is not even in Black's Law Dictionary? Of course, you do. That's why you criticized that weak argument.
But yes, of course one could use that logic, to defend the SS, but it might not fit the fact pattern. Maybe you forgot that part, because it is just so much fun to make Nazi references.