William Smith
1931 - 2016
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Smith, William

CPL William H. Smith

United States Army Company

E. 2nd Battalion

35th Infantry Regiment

25th Infantry Division

Was born December 4, 1931, the son of the late Robert C. and Gladys E. (Long) Smith. Following a fierce battle with Chinese forces near the Korean border on November 28, 1950 in which American Troops were forced to withdraw, CPL Smith was reported MIA. His record of death was December 31, 1953. He had 5 siblings: Raymond L. (Nena) Smith of Dandridge, TN; Virginia Davis, Robert Smith, James Smith and Louis Smith; along with several nieces and nephews.

CPL Smith's family wishes to invite all local Military Service groups, Veterans, First Responders, EMT's, Law Enforcement and the entire community to attend CPL William H. Smith's Graveside Services on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park atop Jerusalem Hill, where his beloved mother is interred. Reverend Randy Jackson will officiate. Military honors will be accorded to CPL Smith by the Unites States Government. Those wishing to support this Hero may do so by waving an American flag along the proposed route. {Pennsylvania Ave. to the Madison Ave. Bridge then West Water Street to Jerusalem Hill} CPL Smith's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com

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Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2016.
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October 13, 2016
My condolences go out to the family of William. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort and strengthen the entire family during this difficult time.
October 11, 2016
Edward Nichols
October 9, 2016
Corporal Smith,
We thank you for your sacrifice and welcome you home.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6083,
Elmira Heights, NY
October 9, 2016
R.I.P. You are home. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Where would we be without dedicated soldiers like you? God Bless the U.S.A., you and your family, and all our brave soldiers. Love from a citizen in Selinsgrove, PA.
Sandra Green
October 7, 2016
Welcome home, Cpl. Smith! We salute you. Thank you for your service. Sincere condolences to your family
Edward Nichols
October 6, 2016
Sending Condolences to your family as I just lost my Mom if 89 years, but she lost her brother at age 18 just entering in,went into active service 2 months in Mia Thanksgiving, notified he was deceased on Christmas. It doesn't matter how long ago, our hearts still feel. May God's peace be with you all. Laurie Ribble
Laurie Ribble
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