Photograph from On Eternal Patrol.
|HOME OF RECORD
1118 Gambrell Street, Fort Worth, TX
|NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Pearl Smith
|DATE OF BIRTH
November 21, 1921
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 10, 1942
|DATE OF LOSS
August 17, 1942
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
August 19, 1943
|CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Smith served with the 2nd Raider Battalion (Carlson’s Raiders) during an amphibious raid on Makin Island. According to fellow Raider Glenn Lincoln, Smith was killed on the morning of 17 August, 1942. Raiders were unable to recover his body.
Private Smith was officially declared dead on 19 August 1943.
|LAST KNOWN RANK
|STATUS OF REMAINS*
Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
* Note: The remains of nineteen Marine Raiders were located on Makin Island in 1999; all were identified and returned to their families. Private Smith was not among them. For a list of those recovered and identified, please see usmcraiders.org.
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