ERVIN D SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

ERVIN DALE SMITH

WALL NAME

ERVIN D SMITH

PANEL / LINE

37W/78

DATE OF BIRTH

12/21/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

YUKON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Canadian County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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LEFT FOR ERVIN DALE SMITH
POSTED ON 1.23.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more
But in our memory you are with us
As you always were before….
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POSTED ON 12.21.2023

Final Mission of SP4 Ervin D. Smith

Operation Sheridan Sabre (November 7, 1968 - April 4, 1969) was a security operation in Binh Long Province, RVN, to prevent North Vietnamese Army (NVA) infiltration from Cambodia. The operation was part of II Field Force, Vietnam's Operation Toan Thang II and began with the relocation of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) from northern I Corp to III Corps. The Division conducted offensive operations to interdict movement of major NVA forces south towards Saigon. This included locating and destroying NVA forces, facilities, and material, and maintaining preparedness to deploy all or part of the Division throughout III/IV Corps. On December 9th, Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment was performing a reconnaissance in force in a rubber plantation eight kilometers (4.8 miles) southwest of An Loc when it was attacked by an estimated battalion of NVA regulars. The weapons platoon became isolated from the three other platoons and attempts to reach the besieged element were halted by intense fire from several enemy machine guns. The company deployed into a defensive perimeter and repelled repeated assaults during the five-hour battle. Supporting arms in the form of Tactical Air and Aerial Rocket Artillery relieved pressure and allowed the company to link up with a reaction force from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Later in the day, the company assaulted through the battle area to reach the weapons platoon and recover the casualties; however, one man, SP4 Samuel D. Shimek, was not located. Enemy losses were put at 93 killed, one prisoner detained, and a variety of weapons captured. U.S. losses were 15 killed and 16 wounded. They included SP4 Thomas D. Berkfield, 1LT Michael J. Ciesielka Jr., SGT Ira D. Cooper, SP4 Dennis C. Erford (posthumously promoted to Sergeant), PFC Robert F. Hinkston, SP4 Pete Lopez, SP4 Leonard R. Martin (posthumously promoted to Sergeant), SP4 Van L. Randolph Jr., SP4 Michael G. Ray, PFC David F. Rhodes (posthumously promoted to Corporal), PFC Charles E. Robinette, 1SG Earl T. Shaffer Sr., SP4 Curtis H. Sharp Jr. (posthumously promoted to Sergeant), SP4 Samuel D. Shimek (body not recovered), and SP4 Ervin D. Smith. Several posthumous decorations were awarded for gallantry in connection with the operation including the Distinguished Service Cross made to 45-year-old World War II veteran 1SG Shaffer for extraordinary heroism. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and 1SG Shaffer’s DSC citation]
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POSTED ON 3.17.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Ervin Smith, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. I researched you on the 54th anniversary of the start of your tour. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Winter will end soon, and it is Lent. 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 12.21.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Ervin Dale Smith, Served with Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Ervin Dale 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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