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   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.

WOJG 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.

On 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 Panama.

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 new.

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 International Airport).
   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

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