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is honored on Panel 27W, Line 67 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Great Friend

    Posted on 4/15/18 - by Tom Walker
    I will always remember the days at MCL cafeteria when we gobbled pie and ice cream on after hours dish inventory. We even had a wrestling match one time. Miss you...and I always think of you and Karen.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/1/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant Robert T. Smith, Served with Company D (Ranger), 151st Infantry Regiment, Second Field Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/2/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Robert T 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
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 4/12/13 - by A Vietnam Vet.

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Robert T. Smith (ASN: NG-23045684), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force, on 12 April 1969, while serving as a Patrol Leader with Company D (Ranger, 151st Infantry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date while set up in an ambush position, his patrol spotted and engaged a small enemy force. With assistance from helicopter gunships, the patrol quickly suppressed the hostile element. Sergeant Smith then decided to walk as point man on a sweep of the area as his patrol returned to the landing zone. Just before the friendly force reached its destination, an enemy soldier jumped up from a bomb crater and began firing at Sergeant Smith. Though mortally wounded, he managed to alert his men and to place a burst of suppressive fire upon the hostile soldier, thus giving the other members of the patrol time to reach cover. Sergeant Smith's outstanding courage and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, II Field Force, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1094 (April 29, 1969)

    Action Date: 12-Apr-69

    Service: Army

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company D (Ranger)

    Regiment: 151st Infantry Regiment

    Division: II Field Force


    Posted on 11/8/12 - by David L. Hine

    Photo Credit - Darlene Ellerman Palmer ( Find A Grave Website )

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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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