DOUGLAS B SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 54E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS BANE SMITH

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS B SMITH

PANEL / LINE

54E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

03/18/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DURHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Durham County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS BANE SMITH
POSTED ON 3.29.2019
POSTED BY: Alice Smith

His middle name was Baines

Doug and I were seeing each other when he left for Vietnam. He was a good man and loved his country. Hes in heaven with his Mom, Dad, his 2 brothers Joe and Mike. Miss you still ,love you.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Douglas B. Smith

Final Mission of SP4 Douglas B. Smith
SP4 Bernard R. Mazursky, PFC Thomas A. McCormick Jr., PFC Kim R. Grice, and SP4 Douglas B. Smith were infantrymen serving with A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On May 4, 1968, they comprised an observation post on the side of a Chu Ya Krei Mountain in Kontum Province, RVN, during the Battle of Chu Moor. They were tasked with warning the rest of their company if the enemy approached. At approximately 2:00 PM, noises were detected in the bushes behind them. Before they could react, NVA soldiers opened fire with small arms fire, wounding all four of the Americans. None had a chance to return fire. The enemy quickly moved in and fired more rounds, finishing off the wounded. They picked over their victims and removed some equipment. As they left, more bullets were fired on them. Miraculously, one of the soldiers, PFC Grice, survived the ambush. Wounded twice, he escaped death when a bullet was deflected by the pocket-sized New Testament he was carrying in his breast pocket. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 1-22infantry.org]
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POSTED ON 4.23.2015
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa King and Burgess Baily:..

Salute to a Fallen Veteran

You gave your life for your Country, for this we Salute you.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Douglas Bane 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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POSTED ON 11.16.2012
POSTED BY: Kim R. Grice

Recalling those moments before you left us.

Smitty, it's been 44 years now since the four of us were on OP on the side of that mountain (Chur Ya Krei). They shot us all in seconds; and descended upon our position in no time. As you know; You, Berny, and Tom did not make it. I will always wonder, 'Why did I survive that day'. As I laid there wounded and disorientated, my Lord Jesus sent me a protector. I waited a few seconds to see if you guys would fire back, but there was only silence. Buddy, I then knew You, Berny & Tom were severly wounded. Before they left, the enemy tried to shoot us all again. I could feel the bullets hit the dirt within inches of me. A lot of things have happened since then. I pray that you-all are in a better place than this planet. Bye Buddy!



Kim R Grice



Westminster, Colorado

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