Special Memorial

Smolarek and Silva, KIA Romeo-30, Nov 27, 1969

PFC KENNETH JAMES SMOLAREK PFC ROBERT JOHN SILVA Killed in action 11/27/1969, Thanksgiving Day – 50 years ago! Both of these young warriors voluntarily enlisted after high school, graduated Advanced Infantry Training, then went to Ft. Benning where they joined the elite Paratroopers after successfully completing jump school.  They took different paths, but soon found their way to the big,…