LEONARD D SMITH JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

LEONARD DALE SMITH JR

WALL NAME

LEONARD D SMITH JR

PANEL / LINE

33W/44

DATE OF BIRTH

12/14/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SHELBY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bolivar County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEONARD DALE SMITH JR
POSTED ON 1.1.2024
POSTED BY: john fabris

we will remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 3.24.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Leonard Smith, Thank you for your service as a Communication Center Operator. 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 5.6.2020

Ground Casualty

PFC Leonard D. Smith Jr. was a Communication Center Operator serving with Force Logistic Support Unit Dong Ha, 1st Service Battalion, Force Logistics Support Group-Bravo, Force Logistic Command, III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF). On February 2, 1969, PFC Smith was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at his base at Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province, RVN. Initially reported as a possible suicide, a CID team investigated the death and his loss was later coded as “Accidental self-destruction.” However, in 2007, a Marine who served with Smith alleged that his death came at the hands of a group of black Marines (Smith was white) because they took offense to the Confederate flag he proudly displayed. Smith was from Shelby, MS, and is buried in the Shelby Cemetery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Loyde Arender (February 2007) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Leonard Dale Smith Jr, 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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