101 airborne combat patch
Jerry Walton Smith
Smith arrived at Fort Campbell, KY in 1967 and was assigned to A/2/501st.
He went with
A Company to Vietnam, December 1967.

PFC Jerry Walton Smith
Died: February 22, 1968 in Thua Thien,
South Vietnam due to hostile fire.
Airborne Trooper Jerry Smith in his Class A's

Photo provided by Sandye Smith Vandervoort, his sister.
Read the account of
February 22, 1968.
22 February 1968

PFC Jerry W. Smith earned the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for wounds
received which resulted in their deaths from small arms gun fire wounds while on a combat
operation in support of USMC retaking Hue City, in the Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.