FIRPO'S WALL OF FAME
DALE SMITH & FAMILY
WALL OF FAME INDEX
Cousin Dale Smith (1919-2006) served in the Army in Egypt during WWII.
Dale later served in the US Army Air Corp and the US Air Force retiring in 1962.
Dale's son Mike Smith 1969. Mike served in the Army in Vietnam and was a combat squad leader with the 25th Infantry.
Mike received the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Mike on his brother Patrick Smith (1950-2011) who served in the Marines: Pat did not spend but 6 weeks or so in Vietnam. At that time you could only have one member of the family in a combat zone at a time. When I found out he was there I contacted my company commander who contacted higher up. I have a copy of the letter that sent him home. Pat spent most of his military career in San Diego and Hawaii.
Dale with his cousin Clyde King.
Dale Middle East 1943 and Wedding Day 1946
Photo and Note from Dale to Howard Smith