|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1950, North Korea|
Billy was living in Chambers, AL when he entered the service and was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.
He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Chochiwon, South Korea on July 12, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and was killed by a guard during the march from Manpo to Chunggang-jin, North Korea on November 14, 1950. His remains were never recovered.
His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
Private First Class Smith was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Created by: Finding Family
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96618721
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PFC BILLY EARL SMITH21ST INFANTRY REGIMENTI CO 3 BN24TH INFANTRY DIVISIONARMYHOSTILE, DIED WHILE CAPTURED (POW)REMAINS NOT RECOVEREDDATE OF LOSS: JULY 12, 1950SERVICE NUMBER: RA14268433BORN: MAY 8, 1929HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENTCHAMBERS COUNTY, ALLOCATIO...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 22, 2013
PFC Billy Earl Smith US ARMY KIA 7/15/50|
Added: Aug. 17, 2013
WE ARE THE SILENT SOULS OF WAR; OUR VOICES THE WORLD WILL HEAR NO MORE; YET GRIEVE WE NOT FOR DEEDS OR FAME; WE STOOD AS ONE IN FREEDOM'S NAME.|
Added: Sep. 6, 2012