Smith, David, II, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4



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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Elizabethtown, NC
Last Address
Elizabethtown, NC

Casualty Date
Jun 23, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Long An (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Olive Cemetery - Bladen County, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
55W 024

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
9th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
  1968-1968, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP4 David Smith II, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Specialist Four David Smith II was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Smith served our country until June 23rd, 1968 in Long An, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that David died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. David was born on December 26th, 1947 in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. SP4 Smith is on panel 55W, line 024 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He served with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was the husband of Mrs Annie Hill Smith, Route 2, Box 224, Elizabethtown, NC. The son of Mr and Mrs David Smith of 4232 Westminster Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He was awarded The Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
   
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