LOWELL V SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

LOWELL VETTER SMITH

WALL NAME

LOWELL V SMITH

PANEL / LINE

41E/12

DATE OF BIRTH

10/23/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BANNER ELK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Avery County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

TSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOWELL VETTER SMITH
POSTED ON 1.3.2024
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Great sadness fills our hearts today
As pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Bid last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Tsgt Lowell Smith, Thank you for your service with the 1st Combat Eval Group. 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 8.1.2017

Ground Casualty

In the early morning hours of February 24, 1968, an enemy rocket assault against Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon, RVN, killed four American personnel and wounded 41. Several aircraft were also damaged in the attack. Rockets landed near the joint compound of the USAF 1st Combat Evaluation Group and Strategic Air Command Advance Echelon Vanguard (SAC ADVON). Five SAC ADVON men were billeted with five men from 1st CEG. During the attack, a rocket scored a direct hit on their shelter, killing three ADVON men, TSGT Kenneth K. Hutton, SSGT Norman E. Thomas, and SSGT Johnny Rose Jr., and one of the 1st CEG men, TSGT Lowell V. Smith. All four of the 1st CEG survivors were also wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, togetherweserved.com, and the February 25, 1968 edition of the Chicago Tribune]
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear TSGT Lowell Vetter 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 9.29.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Lowell is buried at Matney Liberty Cemetery, Matney, Watauga County,NC. PH
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