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Herschel L. Smith

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SMITH, Herschel L. age 90 of Germantown passed away Wednesday July 28, 2010 at Friendly Nursing Home. He was born on September 25, 1919 the son of the late Hiram and Orpha ( Boomershine ). Herschel was a graduate of Germantown High School class of 1937. In high school he was active in football, basketball and baseball. After graduation he attended the University of Cincinnati where he played basketball. Herschel was a proud veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corp. as a Captain. He was in the 492 Bomb Group 859 Squadron where he flew with the "September Pops" B 24 bomber. Herschel was a P.O.W. for 11 months. He was retired from Germantown Post Office, helped establish the Pee Wee football program in Germantown and was a charter inductee into the Valley View Hall of Fame. He was a member of Germantown F.&A. M. # 257. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Doris, a son Eric and daughter Theresa. He is survived by his son and wife Anthony (Sandra) Smith of Germantown; grandchildren Mardi (Curtis) Humphreys, of GA; Christopher (Jennifer) Smith, of Brookville and Aaron (Emily) Smith of Kettering; great grandchildren Casey Humphreys & Tyler Smith. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Germantown Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Germantown Fire/EMS. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.arpprootfh.com

Published in Dayton Daily News from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2010
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