Headstone of Captain William H. Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Captain William H. Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of Capt. William Smith

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone of Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of three children to John Seward Smith and Eva Wilds Smith. The Smiths lived at 419 Smith Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Three days before his 20th birthday, Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve during World War II. He became a member of the combat infantry of the 63rd Infantry Division's 255th Infantry Regiment. Capt. Smith was Killed in Action (KIA) on January 3, 1945, in the Ardennes region, repelling German forces during Operation Nordwind, the last German offensive of the war. After his death, Capt. Smith was awarded the Combat Infantrymen Badge, effective January 2, 1945, as well as a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his sacrifice. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Digital reproduction of original GRid=56375612">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-07-17

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Callahan, Ryan
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56375612" target="_blank">Capt William H Smith." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56375612.
"William H Smith." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTZC-6R8.

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