Capt. Roger W., U.S. Army Ret.,86, died Thursday, September 23,
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 29, at 9:00
a.m., in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Capt. Smith, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, received his BA
degree from Ohio State University. He entered military service
with the Army in 1939. He was stationed at Hickham Field during
the bombing of Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 and later served as a
company commander for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy and
France during World War II. He was a veteran of the Korean
conflict serving with the 187th Regimental Combat Team. After
returning from Korea, he served with the 508th Airborne Battalion in
Fort Benning, Georgia.
Among the many commendations and medals Capt. Smith received was
the Purple Heart with the oak leaf cluster, and a Presidential Citation
Mr. Smith made his home with his son, Bob Smith, in Grifton, North
Carolina, for the past five and a half years. In addition to his
son, he is survived by 2 daughters, Carmen Smith Ewing and Susa smith
and 5 grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory,
Grave marker for Roger W. Smith in Plot 68, Site 2301,
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county), Virginia.
Roger completed his military service on 31 May 1959.