ANGUS T. SMITH
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Angus Thomas Smith, 73, died
Friday in a Charleston hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m,.
Monday in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. Entombment will be directed by
Stuhr's downtown Chapel.
Mr. Smith was born in Chatham County, Ga., a son of Angus Smith and
Pearl Smith. He was a high school graduate. He was a past
commander of American Legion Post 147 and was a Roman Catholic.
Surviving are his wife, Marcia V. Smith; two daughters, Jean Smith
of James Island and Sandra Bolus of Folly Beach; three sons, Richard
Smith of Washington, D.C., Angus Smith, Jr., St Croix, Virgin Islands,
and Timothy Smith of James Island; two sisters, Grace Cronk and Frances
McClay, both of Savannah, Ga. and five grandchildren.
[Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, Sun, Sep 20, 1992, Page: 22]
[vsult photo courtesy of Juanda b. Owens]
Vault marker for Angus T. Smith in Holy Cross Cemetery,
James Island (Charleston county), South Carolina.
Angus Smith arrived in New York City Harbor on 31 August 1945 as part of
a group returning from WWI ETO duty and destined for the Reception
Station at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA.
23 June 1954, Angus' wife and three sons were aboard the USNS
Upshure departing NY City Harbor, bound for Bremerhaven,
Germany where Angus was stationed at the time. Note that there is
an implied earlier deployment as the youngest son, Timothy, was born in
The USNS Upshur (T-AP-198), was a Barrett Class transport named in honor of Major General William P. Upshur, USMC. The hull of the USNS
Upshur was laid down on September 1, 1949, so the ship was relatively
Surprisingly, on 23 October 1954,just 4 months after the family was
joined in Germany, they were all aboard a Seaboard and Western Airlines
flight from Frankfurt as they returned to the U.S. arriving in New York
city, probably at Idewild Airport (today the site of John F. Kennedy
The reason for the sudden reversal is unknown and it may not have
been for redeployment as that period lies in between the cessation of
the Korean Conflict and the beginning of the Vietnam War