JOSEPH S SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 106 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH STANLEY SMITH

WALL NAME

JOSEPH S SMITH

PANEL / LINE

4W/106

DATE OF BIRTH

05/07/1945

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/04/1971

HOME OF RECORD

ASSUMPTION

COUNTY OF RECORD

Christian County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH STANLEY SMITH
POSTED ON 8.21.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joseph has a cemetery stone in his memory at St Marys Cemetery, Assumption, Christian County, IL.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2011

If I should die...remembran ces for CAPT. Joseph Stanley SMITH, USAF...who died for our country!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore u8ndone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 1.26.2011

Remembered

Remembered
Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
mlokey@aol.com

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 12.14.2002
POSTED BY: Bob LaCharite

I grew up with Joe

I was a year younger than Joe, attended parochial school and High school with him. He was a special friend of mine and a special person to all, a leader, one who could relate to anyone - classmates, teachers, adults. A favorite memory of mine is getting on the school bus with Joe and going home to spend the night with him at his rural home outside town. The last time I saw Joe was at Lubbock AFB (Texas) during his flight training. I can still remember the saddness I felt when I heard through my parents that Joe had been lost in action on a flight over Cambodia. The funeral, the Catholic church filled with family, his wife, friends he made from Assumption, Notre Dame, Washington University, and the Air Force, the jet plane formation flying over the cemetary in our little town with the missing plane. If Joe would have lived, today as I write this, he would be in his later 50's - and without a doubt, a leader in whatever he chose to do for his vocation in life. I'll always remember you Joe and shed a few tears as I think of you.
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