BENNY L SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 84 OF THE WALL

BENNY LEON SMITH

WALL NAME

BENNY L SMITH

PANEL / LINE

9E/84

DATE OF BIRTH

07/03/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/28/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HOLLY SPRINGS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marshall County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENNY LEON SMITH
POSTED ON 12.31.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2023

Ground Casualty

Melioidosis is an infectious bacterial disease endemic in parts of southeast Asia including Vietnam. Humans are infected by contact with contaminated soil or water when the bacteria enters the body through wounds, inhalation, or ingestion. During the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1973, 343 American soldiers were reported with melioidosis. PFC Benny L. Smith was an artilleryman serving with C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division. During July 1966, Smith was one of several cases of melioidosis to affect 25th Infantry Division soldiers. A total of eight cases occurred in Division personnel, three of which were fatal, including Smith. After being infected with the bacterium, he developed pneumonia and expired July 28, 1966. Smith was twenty-one years old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Operational Report-Lessons Learned 25th Infantry Division for the quarter ending 31 October 1966” at ttu.edu; death announcement from The Commercial Appeal (date unknown), Memphis, TN, courtesy of Na'Chel Shannon, Marshall County Library System, Holly Springs, MS]
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POSTED ON 3.12.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Benny Smith, Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Basic. The 55th anniversary of the start of your tour is in 5 days. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Winter will end soon, and Lent has begun. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.27.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Benny Leon 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
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POSTED ON 9.28.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Benny is buried at Carey Chapel Cemetery,Marshall County,MS.

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