Date of Birth: 08/13/1947
High School: Roxborough High School
Street: W. Walnut Lane
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 04/26/1968
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
Panel Row: 14
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Ray "Smitty" Smith was active in several sports at Roxborough High School, Described in his senior yearbook as "a man of many muscles," he was honorable mention All-Public football defensive safety in 1965 and was one of eight Class of 1966 seniors to be norninated for Roxborough's top senior athletic award, Smith hoped to become a carpenter before entering the Army in August 1966. The 20-year-old sergeant, an automatic rifleman and squad leader, was sent to Vietnam in December 1967 and assigned to Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Air-borne Division. Smith died on April 26, 1968. He was survived by his mother, two brothersand a sister.