KENNETH L SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 79 OF THE WALL

KENNETH LAVELLE SMITH

WALL NAME

KENNETH L SMITH

PANEL / LINE

24W/79

DATE OF BIRTH

12/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

POPLARVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pearl River County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH LAVELLE SMITH
POSTED ON 5.22.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2018
POSTED BY: Melissa smith

Memorial

I am your brothers wife...keith rode by motorcycle from baton rouge to Washington dc to see you on the wall...today was a moving moment when he found your name...you are not forgotten
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POSTED ON 2.22.2018

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

SP4 Kenneth L. Smith and SGT Steven D. Paxson were infantrymen serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On May 22, 1969, they were on a combat operation with their unit in Kontum Province, RVN, spotting supporting mortar rounds directed at the enemy. While adjusting fire direction just outside LZ Jood, one round fell short and landed near their position. Smith and Paxson were fatally injured after being hit by mortar fragments. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.22.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Kenneth Lavelle 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 8.5.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenneth is buried at New Hope Cemetery, Poplarville, MS. BSM PH
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