VIETNAM - SMITH, ALBERT HEUGH

Smith, Albert Heugh

VIETNAM - SMITH, ALBERT HEUGH
SMITH, ALBERT HEUGH

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal for Korea

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: 1st platoon

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 12-May-1932

Hometown: Kelso, Washington

Marital status: Married to Elizabeth Smith

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 20-Aug-1966

Incident date: 16-Jan-1967

Date of casualty: 16-Jan-1967

Age at death: 34

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
(Individual died of schrapnel to the head. Buttoned up in tank. Stuck head out of hatch, hit by schrapnel. Richard Quinn/Jack Keator-Witness)

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens, Kelso, Washington, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 14E 039 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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