Andrew David SmithFirst Lieutenant
D CO, 4TH BN, 9TH INF RGT ("MANCHU"), 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
13 May 1945 - 28 May 1970
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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The database page for Andrew David Smith
My name is Gordon Wofford and I was with Lt Smith, our Company Commander, on May 28, 1970, the day he was killed in action in the Kingdom of Cambodia. He was approximately 10 feet in front of me when the fire fight started. He was the first one hit with hostile fire. He was hit with multiple gun shot wounds, and I believe he died instantly. Sp 4 Ronald Krebsbach, Medic, also was killed that day while helping me after I was wounded. I was critically wounded along with five of my other comrades.
Every day I think of LT Smith, and the ultimate sacrifice he gave for his country. The Vietnam Veterans came home with no parades. LT Smith, I remember your bravery and the life you gave for our country. You did not die in vain. May God Bless your Family.
From one of his Sergeants,
From a Blood Brother in Arms.,
A Note from The Virtual WallDelta 4/9 Infantry lost two men killed during a firefight in Cambodia on 28 May 1970: 1LT Andrew D. Smith, Wakefield, RI, and SP4 Ronald A. Krebsbach, St Paul, MN. Although officially assigned to the HQ Company, SP4 Krebsbach was in the field with Delta Company.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Mar 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009