Feb 082012

SP4 William Henry Smith, Jr.

Birth: Feb. 27, 1949 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jan. 31, 1970, Vietnam.

SP4 William Henry Smith native of Charlottte, North Carolina was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He served with Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Mount Olive Presbyterian Church Cemetery Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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