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  • "Rest in peace Richard."
    - Henryk Zaleski
  • "I'll miss you, my friend. RIP"
    - Margie Thompson
  • "My family sends its' condolences to the Smyth family. We..."
  • "Tom Smyth is right in that Rich now has a peaceful..."
    - Dave & Dina Hansen
  • "Jeeez Tom, I'm so sorry. Cancer sucks. I lost my dad and..."
    - Erin Fritz
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Richard Henry Smyth, a retired Foreign Service Officer who served as a professor at the Army War College from 2006 to 2010, passed away at his home in Carlisle, PA, on Monday, May 27, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer.
A Career Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State since 1979, Mr. Smyth served in Afghanistan, India, Iraq (during 3 years of the Iran/Iraq war), Indonesia, Denmark, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Jamaica. In 1997, between tours in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he graduated from the National War College in Washington, DC, with a Masters in Strategic Studies and was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service. His last assignment before his retirement in 2011 with the personal grade of Minister-Counselor was on detail to NATO as Director for Strategy and Policy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the . A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, followed by a reception at the Army Heritage and Education Center.

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Published in The Washington Post on May 30, 2013
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