VIETNAM - SMITH, GEORGE JOHN JR

Smith, George John Jr

VIETNAM - SMITH, GEORGE JOHN JR
SMITH, GEORGE JOHN JR

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 31-Oct-1949

Hometown: Washington, District Of Columbia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 14-Feb-1968

Start of tour: 20-Jul-1968

Incident date: 26-Sep-1968

Date of casualty: 26-Sep-1968

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
George John Smith Jr died from wounds received while on a military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit a hostile mine. / (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao.)

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Ronnie Louis Pounds
PFC George John Smith Jr
SSG Ronald Ray Walls

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Marys Cemetery, Portage, Wisconsin, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 42W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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