Alvin Ray Smith

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

RANK
Private First Class (prior to 1968)

HOMETOWN
Paoli, IN

HONORED BY
Grateful American



World War II Veteran.Entered service 31 July 1943 at Louisville,Kentucky. Assigned to the 81st Infantry Division[Wild Cat].321st Regimental Combat Team Company L. Served in the Pacific Theater. Killed in Action on 20 October 1944 on Peleliu,Palau Island by a hand grenade thrown in to his fox hole. Awards include Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal[Posthumous],American Theater Campaign Medal,Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal with Arrow Head,Philippine President Unit Citation.