RONALD C SMITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

RONALD CARLTON SMITH

WALL NAME

RONALD C SMITH

PANEL / LINE

50E/1

DATE OF BIRTH

09/18/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/14/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HATBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD CARLTON SMITH
POSTED ON 1.28.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep.....

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2023
POSTED BY: Tom Cockley

Who was Ronald C Smith

Who was Ronald C Smith? (You might find this interesting.)

Cindy (Ron’s sister and my former wife and brother Rick) asked me to speak on the behalf of the family. So I asked them what they would like to say?

Cindy said: Ronnie was a loving brother to his siblings as well as a good friend. He enjoyed life and would do anything for his family and friends. He was a hard worker during the week, but when the weekend came he was either off to a party or down at Jersey shore (Surf City) with his buddies. Ronnie did love a good house party. He loved working on cars. And had just bought a new Ford months before being drafted. He was drafted in May of 67, went to Vietnam Dec of the same year. He would write home and would want to know everything that was happening. He waited for letters from home. We loss a son, brother and a good friend.


Cindy would like to personally thank State Representative Thomas Murt for all his hard work in Honoring Ronnie and all the other men who died in Vietnam from the Hatboro area.

Rick said: What I remember about our brother Ronnie, he liked having a good time; going down the shore in the summer with his buddy Al Brown and his friends; going to Pat’s Steaks; working on cars; and working. When I was about thirteen he talked me into helping him do bodywork on a 1953 Chevy. That’s when I got hooked on working on cars. I later went to school for body and fender work. From sixteen to my late thirties I made a living working on cars, thanks to my brother. In past years I worked in the Willow Grove and the Hatboro Horsham area and I met a lot of people who knew our brother Ronnie. They always had smiles on their faces when they talked about him and told their Ronnie stories to me. These stories always made me feel closer to my brother.

His best friend Bob Cockley (my bother) said he remembers when they both worked at CC Ford, going to Surf City. One funny memory was, Ron said “lets get a head start on our suntan”. So they went to the shore. It was a cloudy, hazy day and we both got burned to a crisp. We barely made it home to Ron’s house and were laid up there Sunday night and both missed work on Monday.

The last time he saw Ron, they were both on leave together at the same time. We spoke about the differences between the Air Force and the Army. He was very ready to serve his country. Later he wrote to me and by the time I got the letter in Thailand he was already gone.



Now we get to me. What I remember about Ron was a gentle,
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POSTED ON 3.29.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Ronald Smith, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. 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 9.18.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Ronald Carlton Smith, Served with E Troop, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Ronald Carlton 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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