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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 61 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT James Albert 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
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/18/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Staff Sergeant.
  • Photo

    Posted on 7/13/11 - by Lisa Lark
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/22/05 - by Robert Sage
    James is buried at Consolidated Second Bapt Cem, Gallatin Co, KY.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/12/03 - by Alex Roth
    I am posting remembrances for my U.S. History class at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois. Our school is trying to give one to every fallen soldier of the Vietnam War. I just wanted to say how much your sacrifice is appreciated and will never be forgotten.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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