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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Drafted into the Infantry.... volunteered for airborne school ... True Warrior...Afraid of Nothing

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by Izzy
    Gary D Smith
    ON THE WALL: Panel 3E Line 94
    This page Copyright© 1997-2018 Ltd.
    Home of Record: Knoxville, TN
    Date of birth: 03/14/1942
    Service Branch: Army of the United States
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    Promotion Note: None
    ID No: 53378897
    MOS: 11B1P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
    Length Service: 01
    Start Tour: 08/16/1965
    Incident Date: 11/17/1965
    Casualty Date: 11/17/1965
    Status Date: Not Applicable
    Status Change: Not Applicable
    Age at Loss: 23
    Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
    Remains: Body recovered
    Repatriated: Not Applicable
    Identified: Not Applicable
    Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
    Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
    Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds
    Data accessed: 6/30/2018
  • KIA with 151 of his Comrades at Ambush at LZ Albany In Ia Drang Valley Nov. 17, 1965

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by K
    He was a Soldier and died a Soldier’s Death...fighting with And for His Friends And Comrades
    God Bless You Garry
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    You and your comrades are why we Stand and Salute Our Flag
    See you in Heaven
  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/17/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you PFC Smith for your courage in dangerous times, in a far and dangerous place.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Gary D Smith, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/28/11 - by Robert Sage
    Gary is buried at Union Memorial Cemetery, Kingston Woods, Knox County,TN. PH
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