JERRY L SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

JERRY LYNN SMITH

WALL NAME

JERRY L SMITH

PANEL / LINE

33E/32

DATE OF BIRTH

08/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEWNAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Coweta County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY LYNN SMITH
POSTED ON 3.22.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Jerry Smith, Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Spring has begun, and it's 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 10.14.2019

Attack on LZ Leslie – January 3, 1968

Landing Zone Leslie (also known as Firebase Leslie or Hill 138) was a U.S. Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base located in the Que Son Valley southwest of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. The base was located along Route 534, approximately twenty miles northwest of Tam Ky. On the early morning of January 3, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army’s 3rd Regiment, 2nd Division attacked four U.S. firebases in the Que Son Valley, launching ground attacks against Leslie and Firebase Ross. At Leslie the NVA penetrated the base, attacking bunkers with flamethrowers and satchel charges before being pushed out in the afternoon. Losses were 15 U.S. killed. The lost Americans included (from 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry) SGT Charles T. Cooke, CPL Arnold L. Coonrod, PFC Dennis D. Dautremont, SSG Billy J. Ellis (MIA), SGT Ronald D. Goulet, SSG Juan A. Guzman, PFC Robert R. Lindbergh, SSG Rodney A. Price, CPL Darwin E. Ray, SGT Jesse E. Rodriguez, SGT Jerry L. Smith, and CPL Melford W. West; (from B Battery 1/21 Artillery) MSG Edward K. Robison and SGT Morgan E. Stewart; (from 11th Pathfinder Company) SGT John M. Brimm; and (from G Battery, 29th Artillery) CPL Clarence Robinson. SP4 Ellis was on radio watch when the landing zone came under heavy mortar and small arms attack. Other members of Ellis' unit stated that he had been hit in the initial barrage as they went to seek cover. While in a protected position, these individuals saw an ammunition bunker explode. After the engagement, no trace of Ellis could be found. From witness statements, it was assumed that Ellis had probably crawled into the ammunition bunker that exploded. Sixty-three NVA were reportedly killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, pownetwork.org, and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 8.12.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Jerry Lynn Smith, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
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POSTED ON 11.7.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Jerry Lynn 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 7.5.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, GA. PH
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