Dennis Wayne Smith was born in Bristol, Virginia, son of Paul F. Smith and Junita H. Humphrey. He married Barbara Joan Hall on 24 June 1968 in Bristol. Service number was 414821886.

Military Data
Length Service 01
Unit 297th Transportation Company, I Field Force, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 10 September 1969
Incident Date 25 January 1970
Casualty Date 25 January 1970
Age at Loss 22
Location Khanh Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Intentional homicide

Vietnam Wall Panel 14W Line 066

melvin query
friend & we served together in nha trang 297th co. car
7460 S. 167th W.
clearwater,ks. 67026 USA
I served with Dennis all during his time in country. We became good friends, he invited me to his hometown, there to meet his brother and apply for a job working for his brother doing the body work on his dragster. To my total surprise Dennis was killed either the day I left for R&R, or the day after. I have thought of him often, & always find his name on any Wall I visit, whether a moving Wall or the permanent one in D.C. I surely miss him. MEL
Saturday, April 03, 1999


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  • Rank: Specialist 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 November 1947
  • Date of death: 25 January 1970
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 297th Transportation Company, I Field Force
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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