John Byron SmithHospitalman
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
20 December 1945 - 29 August 1968
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John Byron Smith was a good friend of mine. He was loyal and had a good sense of humor. John was a "lefty" and he had a mean left hook! We shared many good times together. He cared about his parents and loved his his country! May he rest in peace.
A Note from The Virtual WallHospital Corpsman John B. Smith was assigned to H&S Company, 1/5 Marines, but was serving in the field with one of the Battalion's rifle companies. On 29 August 1968 the 1/5 Marines lost 17 men killed in actions - four from Alpha Company, one from Bravo Company, eleven from Delta Company, and HN John Smith. Regretably, The Virtual Wall cannot determine which of the rifle companies he was with.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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