Ray Rex Smith was the son of Burl Wayne Smith and Emma Lou Hall. He entered the service June 29, 1943, taking boot training at Great Lakes, Ill. Before entering service he was employed at NARC. Surviving besides his father and mother are five brothers; Howard Smith, F.1/c, Morrow Bay, Calif.; Herman Smith, S /1c, New York, N.Y.; Roy Smith, Cox., New Orleans, La.; Eugene and Walter of Hampton; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Simerly of Elizabethton, RFD 1.

He served on the U.S.S. L.S.T. 921
Memorialized at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Burl Wain Smith, Rt 2, Hampton, TN

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 14 August 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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