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WILLIAM STANLEY SMOYER
 

Ronald  Blankenship
Connie's ountry1@cox.net
Was in his unit july 28 1968
15645 nash at. Surprise Az 85374 USA
Great leadership
http://Semper fi to his family
I was there on July 28, 1968 , Lt. Smoyer only had a 45 cal. Pistol as him and I ran towards the tree line 100 yds in front of us , every marine in kilo company were at full speed as we ran to help Cpl. Serrano a squad who was pinned down by snipers , after tha first sniper round went off the entire company hit the ground and began returning fire , I did not see Lt. Smoyer again , at only 40 meters or less snipers began firing at marines in kilo company as they moved about helping wounded marines , sergeant Lord helped save numerous wounded marines while having squads move into position to assault the tree line , most all the surviving marines were busy bandaging up Thier comrades as snipers kept firing every 20 seconds at anybody that was visable, Sgt lord was all over the battlefield that day , after the dead were evacuated sgt lord the next morning lead the remaining marines on a patrol out of the dodge city area back to our base located at Dai-loc some 7 miles away , as we began to enter our area on hill 37 we marines were there to greet us , shortly afterwards the surviving marines of kilo company were sent to danang until new recruits were sent to build up kilo companys strength , this was the first time kilo had seen any type of duty besides fighting Nva and viet cong , Sgt lord was sent into danang to confront some enemy that was seen in the near area which his squad came under fire which sgt lords squad killed a few and chased off the rest , if it wasn't for Sgt lords bravery many more marines would have died in vietnam.
Mar 30, 2015


JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VETERAN
HONORING A BRAVE MARINE HERO OF THE VIETNAM WAR
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S
Jul 28, 2014


John  Talbott
john@oursymbol.com
College classmate
2848 Landing Drive Marietta GA 30066 USA
Rest in eternal peace, my brother. Watch over your dear Sister Nancy and know that she and I and your scores of friends and admirers will never forget you and the sacrifice you made for your country.
Dec 15, 2011


Peter  Lake
palake@comcast.net
School and college mate
5 Bessom St. Marblehead MA 01945 USA
He wanted to go.
I tried to talk him out of going but he was gung ho. Twenty-days after he arrived he was dead. What a waste of a good man.
May 31, 2010


Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ Your Service And Sacrifice Are Forever Remembered ~

In Remembrance of 2LT William Stanley Smoyer, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, William and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....'THOSE WHO HAVE LONG ENJOYED SUCH PRIVILEGES AS WE ENJOY, FORGET IN TIME, THAT MEN HAVE DIED TO WIN THEM.' Franklin D. Roosevelt
Oct 2, 2008


Corporal J.T. Bryan,   United States Marine Corps
jbryan@farmersagent.com
* * Fellow Marine * *
Lt Smoyer May you rest in God's loving arms forever. Thank you for serving our great country & allowing us to breathe freely. May the good Lord be with your family & friends as they think of you often. Sir, America salutes you for your outstanding bravery & leadership. Semper Fidelis, Cpl Bryan, Headquarters, The Great Third Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force of the Pacific
Oct 2, 2007


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Jul 28, 2007


brian sweeney
brianswy@aol.com
attended Marine TBS together
tucson,az
Bill sat next to me in many classes at TBS at Quantico. Very nice guy, very sad when I learned of his death
Sunday, April 18, 1999


wanda conklin
wandaconklin@aol.com
My brother LCpl CArl Robert Miller was killed the same time as you and I know you were together then and together now, Thanks for everything
Thursday, July 28, 2005


Wanda Miller-Conklin
wandaconklin@aol.com
To the family of William Smoyer.I to lost a loved one the same day place and year as you.My brother CArl Robert Miller was and forever will be my hero.God bless you wanda
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

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