VIETNAM - SMITH, JOHN LEE

Smith, John Lee

VIETNAM - SMITH, JOHN LEE
SMITH, JOHN LEE

Rank: Corporal

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 76S – Vehicle Materiel Supply Specialist

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

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 8-Jun-1950

Hometown: Millbrook, Alabama

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Sep-1969

Start of tour: 5-Feb-1970

Incident date: 1-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 1-Apr-1970

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
John Lee Smith was killed while at an artillery firing position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At fire support base (FSB). Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Kenneth Ray Hodge
CPL John Lee Smith

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 037 792

Place of interment: Goodship Cemetery, Millbrook, Alabama, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 075 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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