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SMITH - Carl A. Smith, Sr., 87, Lieutenant Colonel (United States Army, retired) passed away Monday, October 30, 2006 at the Hadlow Center. A career soldier, he was awarded the Bronze Star on two separate occasions and as a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped at Normandy and Nijmegen. He served in the Korean Conflict and retired as battalion commander 303rd Army Security and Intelligence in 1964. He went on to earn a Master's Degree from Jacksonville University and wrote a family history. He was a member of Hogan Baptist Church, and is survived by his loving wife Edna Josephine Evans Phillips Smith, a son, Carl A. Smith, Jr., his wife Una, and a daughter, Brenda E. Kovalcik and husband, Jack. He is also survived by a step-son, James S. Phillips and wife Karen, a step-daughter, Diane P. Musseau and husband Braxton, a sister, Violet Carico, and six grandchildren: Conan Smith, Alexandra Smith, Michael Pittman, Richard Pittman, Stephanie Musseau, Christie Caldwell and Matthew Musseau, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Hogan Baptist Church, 8045 Hogan Road with Rev. Russell Kauffman and Rev. Larry Weaver officiating. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a later date to be decided. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 6940 Atlantic Boulevard. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans, Jacksonville City Rescue Mission, or Hogan Baptist Church. 

(The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL, 3 Nov 2006 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Anne Cady)

Grave marker for Lt Col (ret.) Carl A. Smith in Section 66, Site: 3811 of the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington County), Virginia.

Smith was a platoon leader in Company B during WW-II.  He remained in the Army and served in Korea as well retiring as a Lt. Colonel

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