Matthew Smith

Apr 16th 1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UPDATED STARTING TIME
US Army
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Bill Kushnir
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Classification 

Retired Military 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

SFC Smith served with honor for more than twenty-three years until his retirement in 1986. After five years in the infantry, he served the remainder of his career as a Food Service Specialist.

He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medals w/1 Silver Loop; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/Palm; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Marksman Badge (rifle). 

Campaigns

Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Interment Service 

Obituary

Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Matthew Smith FORT WORTH--Matthew Smith, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered rest Monday, April 8, 2019.

SERVICE: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at New Breed Christian Center, 4500 S. Riverside Drive. Burial: 2:15 Tuesday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Matthew Smith was born April 8, 1944, in Alexandria, La., to Willie and Pearl Smith. He served 23 years in the U.S. Army before retirement in 1986; this included duty in Germany, Japan, and completing culinary school in Washington. He worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakery 19 years, retiring in 2009. Matthew found life exciting after that...cooking, traveling, fishing and spoiling two generations of grandchildren.

SURVIVORS: His devoted wife of 32 years, Janice M. Smith; children, Mia Smith (Meryl) and Derrick Organ; grandchildren, Rayne Lusk, Taylor Jones (Johnny Jr.), Sydney Mosley; great-grandchildren, Johnny Jones III, Taraji Walker; sisters, Clara and Alberta; brother, Ruben Jimison Jr.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

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MRC

Bill Kushnir

bpkush@gte.net

(214) 995-1536 

 

 

Part 1

Segment

Interment Service 

Mission Date 

04/16/2019 

Staging Time 

13:30 

Briefing Time

13:45

In Position/KSU Time

14:00

Starting Time 

14:15 

Staging Point 

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211

Map Link 

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Part 1 Details 

Riders will stage at the Information Center. After the briefing, honor bikes will proceed to the designated staging lane. All other riders will proceed to the designated shelter to set flags and await the arrival of the procession. Riders will stand tall and silent until the MRC indicates flags be returned to the storage locker/vehicle, after which riders will be debriefed and dismissed. 

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