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DANVILLE, Virginia

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We are saddened to hear today of the passing of Smitty. He was such a great person and we enjoyed seeing him at the Marine reunions every year (including this past year in Nashville.)He and my father, John Link, served together in the 4th Marine Division in WWII. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Charles "Smitty" Smith on Iwo Jima, March 1945.

God Bless You, Smitty. I finally identified you in one of the photos my Uncle took on Iwo and called your home to tell you about it. That is how I learned of your passing and I am deeply sorry I could not find it sooner. You are one a few people that new my Uncle during the war, and I will miss you too.

'Smitty' became a wonderful friend when I worked at Ritz Camera. It was always a treat to see him enter our store. My deepest sympathies to his much beloved family. He will be missed by many.

Faye, Bunny, and Toni...I have always treasured the crazy rides to school when Smitty crammed all of us into the car, taking Marty and me to Robert E. Lee and Bunny to GW! His was always so energetic, loving, and big-hearted. I still hold Marty in my heart, and I will hold him, too. Love to you all,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was a legend in Danville and made a difference in so many lives. May your memories and his love bring you much comfort.

Mrs Smith and Family,

I was very much saddened to hear of the loss of Smitty. He was great guy. I hope his passing will be accepted with the knowledge that we will see him again in a much better place.

He has touched many of our lives and will be greatly missed in our community

Mrs. Smith and family, I am so sorry to hear about Smitty. Smitty was kind enough to allow me to volunteer in his PT department at the hospital in the 80's. I was thinking about a career in PT, though I didn't end up being a PT I will never forget all that I learned working with Smitty. There was difinately never a dull moment when he was around. I was amazed at what he could make in his brace shop. He was also my grandfather's PT after he broke his neck. The Dr's said he wouldnt walk...

so sorry to here of smitty`s passing, i thought he would live forever, he was a great fellow to every one he met. i used shot archery with him years ago. my prayers are with the family. Vernon Hoosier sr.


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