Sgt Michael David Smith

Sgt Michael David Smith

Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Death 18 Dec 2006 (aged 41)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Plot U - 324
Memorial ID 17115559 · View Source
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Sgt. Michael D. Smith of Bettendorf, Iowa was the son of Inez Smith Vidmar and was united in marriage to Kristine Mattly on September 1, 1996. in Cresco, Iowa. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1984 to 1987. He continued serving in the Army Reserves from 1988 until present. He deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Michael was also a member of the Davenport American Legion Post 26, where he was a member of their honor guard. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his sons. Those left to honor his memory include his loving wife, Kristine, and sons, Elijah and Noah; mother and stepfather, Inez and Victor Vidmar; sister, Ishala, brother, Mark; mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Myrna Mattly; grandmother, Nellie Smith and many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; many cousins, including a special cousin, Chris and members of the 389th Engineer Battalion, past and present. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reidar Smith and cousin, Keith Miene. Michael died while undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for wounds received during his deployment to Iraq. Smith was injured in a truck accident while serving with the 389th Engineer Battalion from Dubuque, Iowa. He was 41.


Sgt US Army
Operation Iraqi Freedom

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Michael David Smith (28 Sep 1965–18 Dec 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17115559, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .