John William Smith
Private First Class
A CO, 4TH BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Celina, Ohio
March 20, 1946 to November 20, 1967
JOHN W SMITH is on the Wall at Panel 30E, Line 49

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John W Smith
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06 Aug 2008

I did not know John but his memory is kept alive by the students of Celina Middle School. Every year the 8th grade takes a trip to Washington, D.C. and is asked to look up his name and make a rubbing. It would be great to hear from anyone who knew and served with John.

From a friend,
Robert W. Klosterman
rob.klosterman@mercercountyohio.org


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

PFC John W. Smith died in the bitter fighting for Hill 875. Two Medals of Honor, three Distinguished Service Crosses, and numerous Silver and Bronze Stars were awarded the men who fought there between 19 and 23 November 1967 - but at least 127 Americans died there as well, with hundreds more wounded.

A summary of the battle and a listing of the men who died
during the fighting may be found on The Virtual Wall's
Hill 875 Memorial


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