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SMITH, WEIR - A resident of Tickfaw, he died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, at his residence. He was 75 and a native of Ranger, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Visiting at Geisler Funeral Home, Hammond, 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Interment in Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Pine Grove.

Survived by wife, Edna Lanier Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Ann) Castiglia, Tickfaw, and Mrs. John (Debra) Broyles, Stevensville, Mich.; two sons, Ronald W. and Christopher D. Smith, both of Tickfaw; a sister, Vera Hamilton, Jacksonville, Texas; two brothers, J.B. Smith and Iry "Buster" Smith, both of Baton Rouge; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, James A. and Mary B. Smith; three half-brothers, Grady, Roy and Wayne Smith; a half-sister, Lois Hamilton; two brothers, Ray and Henry Smith; and a sister, Era Smith-Chaney.

(The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, 6 Dec 1996, Page 4-D - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Jerry Biggs)

Grave marker for Weir Smith and spouse in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Weir enlisted on April 30, 1942 at Camp Livingstone, near Alexandra, LA.  It is unclear as to when he was first assigned to the 508th as his records have a two-uy4r gap between enlistment and his transfer into Company B

Pvt Smith was awarded the Bronze Service Star awarded for his participation in Normandy assault when he jumped into Normandy on D-Day.

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