Richard “Rick” Edward Smith, 1st Bde LRRP, KIA Nov 2, 1967

Richard “Rick” Edward Smith

SP/4 – U.S. Army
4th Inf Div, 1st Bde LRRP
16 May 1946 – 2 November 1967
Pontiac, Michigan

Panel 29E – Line 13

Smith pic 1

Smith grave marker

Smith pic 2

Smith pic 3

MILITARY DATA

Service:               Army (Selective Servie)

Grade at loss:   E4

Rank:                     Specialist Four

ID Number:           54957810

MOS:                       05B20: Radio Operator

Len Svc:               1 year

Unit:                     4 INF DIV, 1st Bde LRRP

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour:         08/20/1967

Cas Date:             11/02/1967

Age at Loss:       21

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Kontum Province, South Vietnam

Type:                     Hostile, died outright

Reason:                 Gun, small arms fire

AWARDS

Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign

Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

GRAVESITE

Perry Mount Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan

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Link to Remembrances:    

https://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=48521

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/48514/RICHARD-E-SMITH

 

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Joyce M. Smith —   joycesmith05@comcast.net   —   May 11, 2012

Your Big Smile that always lit up my whole life and others, is a light that is Always missed and never meant to be seen by your son nor were you meant to know how proud he and I are of you for putting yourself out there to protect our country. You chose to put yourself ahead of the front lines as a Long Range Recon Patrol. You became our brave hero!
We love and miss you always,

Your loving wife Joyce and son Ritchie

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