35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  SGT Emmit Edward Smith    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SGT Emmit Edward Smith, 35643856, who died in the service of his country on April 19th, 1945 in Luzon. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Emmit was 22 years of age. He was from Stanaford, West Virginia.

The decorations earned by SGT Emmit Edward Smith include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Stanaford Cemetery
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

SMITH, Staff Sergeant Emmit E.: age 23, of Piney View, was killed on Luzon, April 19, 1945, while serving with the U.S. Army. The body will arrive at the Keyser Funeral Home Tuesday, August 10th, at 6:43 a.m., and will be taken to the residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Piney View Community Church, Wednesday, August 11th, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Roy Foster, officiating. Burial will follow in the Stanaford cemetery at Stanaford. The American Legion will have charge of the military rites at the grave side. Active pallbearers will be Bert Walker, Ray Walker, Robert Crouch, Charlie Hudson, Leonard Nichols, Tony Zingo, Bob Vandall and Carl Thompson. (Sunday Register, Beckley, WV, Sunday Morning, August 8, 1948, p. 13, Col. 3)