William Howard Smith was born on 11 May 1908, the son of Porter Marion Smith and Roberta “Bertie” Myers. Husband of Oletta Alandra Skeen.
Killed in Action 4 August 1944 in France
Buried at Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, TN

Private First Class
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Company A

The Knoxville Journal, 30 August 1944
Pfc. William Howard Smith was killed in action in France, Aug. 4, according to a message from the War Department received by his wife, Mrs. Oletta Skeen Smith. Private Smith, attached to an infantry division, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Smith, Talbott. He entered service in June, 1942, and had been overseas since September, 1943. Three brothers are in service. They are Sgt. Harvey E. Smith, Washington, Pfc. Roy Wallace and Pvt. Hobert C. Smith, also in France. He also had four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Sartin of Whilte Pine, and Misses Edith, Laura, and Iola Smith, at home.

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  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 May 1908
  • Date of death: 4 August 1944
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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