Earl Smith was born on 11 September 1924. He was the son of Charles Frank Smith and Sreptha Howell.
Killed in Action 11 July 1944 in France
He is buried in is the Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Cherokee Road and Charlie Hicks Road, Jonesborough, TN

Private First Class
331st Infantry Regiment, Company F

The Johnson City Press, 1 September 1944
Pfc. Earl Smith, 19, was killed in action in France July 29, the War Department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frank Smith of Jonesboro, route 3. The young soldier who had been with the infantry division overseas since May 3 of this year, entered service March 12, 1943. He trained at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Camp Atterbury, Ind. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers in service, Sgt. Bill Smith, serving in England and Cpl. Walter Smith, in Italy.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 September 1924
  • Date of death: 11 July 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 331st Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Jonesboro, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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