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DANIEL JOHN SHEA

  • Wall Name:DANIEL J SHEA
  • Date of Birth:1/29/1947
  • Date of Casualty:5/14/1969
  • Home of Record:EAST NORWALK
  • County of Record:FAIRFIELD COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:24W, 12
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

R J SMITH

R J
SMITH
  • Wall Name:R J SMITH
  • Date of Birth:6/19/1947
  • Date of Casualty:5/14/1969
  • Home of Record:SALLEY
  • County of Record:AIKEN COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:24W, 12
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

WINSTON OSBORNE SMITH


is honored on Panel 24W, Row 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/27/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/6/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Winston is buried at Eleazar Cemetery, Mt Vernon,TN. BSM PH
  • winston smith

    Posted on 8/6/05 - by niece kristy mc daniel kristyrulzred@yahoo.com
    i never got to meet my uncle jimmy but the stories i have heard he was a great person. i just want him to know that i love him even though i never met him. love your niece kristy.
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  • The names

    Posted on 5/19/04 - by Tasha Teague
    In honor of your ultimate sacrifice to guarantee the freedom we enjoy and many times take for granted, The 8th grade class of Vonore Elementry School made it our goal to travle to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and "BRING BACK THE NAMES" of our Heros from Monroe County Tennessee. On May the 9th 2004 we reached our goal as we arrived back in Vonore we aboarded the bus that had taken twenty nine of our fellow students, two teachers and nine parents to Washington, D.C. to see and your fellow fallen solders names not only returned home but returned home together. I would also like to say that I am so glad that you made that ultimate sacrafice to go and fight for my freedom.

    Thankyou,
    Tasha

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  • It was cold for June...

    Posted on 1/23/02 - by Winston Stakely
    PFC Smith was buried back here in the mountains he so loved. It was in June of 1969. It was unseasonably chilly for that time of year. Such a sad homecoming for a quiet young man.
    He was nicknamed "Jimmy" by his family. He had 4 brothers and 5 sisters. A fine bunch of people the Smith family was and is.
    Jimmy's father is gone now, too. So is his sister (Rose). I wish my kids could have met their Uncle Jimmy.
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  • Photo

    Posted on 1/21/02
    Photo from:
    "Vietnam: One Week's Dead"
    LIFE Magazine
    Vol. 66, No. 25
    June 27, 1969
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  • 1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal

    Posted on 2/16/01 - by Veterans, 1st Bn. 46th Inf. 198/196 Bdes. Americal
    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    Winston Osborne Smith was a member of Charlie Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

    "The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us.
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  • Cold orange juice with Smitty

    Posted on 12/3/98 - by Alan Johnson, C 1/46 196 LIB
    Smitty, we called him. Sometimes, we weren't too original with nicknames. He died May 14, 1969, while his squad was leading a taskforce from Charlie Co. in an attempt to break through an enemy cordon to link with Alpha Company and Echo Recon, who had been pined down for three days. I was his medic. I sat next to him as we rested before the platoon moved out. The last words Smitty spoke to me, as we were complaining about the heat,was, "A glass of cold orange juice would do me real good about now." Five others died with Smitty that day.
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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.

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.