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is honored on Panel 28W, Line 94 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • From your first cousin

    Posted on 1/31/16 - by Owen Smith
    Ed- never knew your first name was Melton- I was in Washington for meeting and I am gLad to have found out- we never knew each other very well because of our age difference. I appreciate your service to our country and the ultimate sacrifice you made. I know my parents looked you up as soon as they got to heaven. I still have letter you sent them right after you got to Vietnam.

    God bless,

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Melton Edward 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 8/5/11 - by Robert Sage
    Melton is buried at Evergreen Memorial Estates, Grifton,NC. BSM PH
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    Posted on 6/9/10
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 3/30/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB
    Melton, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.

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