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LARRY EUGENE SMITH


is honored on Panel 58W, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/9/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Larry Eugene 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/29/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Larry is buried at Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County,NE. BSM PH
  • Lincoln's Hero

    Posted on 4/13/07 - by Trevor Foreman facesonthewall@yahoo.com
    Thank You.
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  • My brother

    Posted on 6/4/04 - by Duane Archer Smith (a Navy veteran of the Korean War) Darchers@aol.com
    Larry was a member of Company B, 2D Battalion (Mech) 2D Infantry, 1ST Infantry Division. On June 8, 1968, Bravo Company was engaged in jungle clearing operations in the Michelin Rubber Plantation, northwest of Lai Khe. They were suddenyl engaged by an enemy force which fired on the Armored Personnel Carrier on which Larry was riding. Although serioudly wounded, Larry directed a devastating stream of fire in order to cover the evacuation of the other wounded. He continued until the others were safely evacuated at which time he was flown by helicopter to the 93rd Evacuation Hospital. He was so seriously wounded that he succumbed to his wounds on June 9, 1968.

    PFC Smith was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism, the Army Commendation Medal,, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. Also the Government of the Republic of Vietnam awarded him the Military Merit Medal and the Gallantry Cross with Palm.

    Prior to his death, Larry had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat INfantryman Badge and the Maksman Badge with rifle bar.
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 10/7/02 - by Josh Crum
    Thank you for the sacrifice you made. You will not be forgotten.

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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.