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SMITH, DAVID MONROE [PFC E9thIR]

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PFC DAVID MONROE SMITH

MEDAL OF HONOR

9TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

E CO 2 BN

ARMY

HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)

DATE OF LOSS: SEPTEMBER 1, 1950

SERVICE NUMBER: RA15423203

BORN: NOVEMBER 10, 1926

HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

LIVINGSTON, KENTUCKY

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY

LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: NAKTONG BULGE

BURIAL LOCATION

SMITH ON THE HILL PONDER, LIVINGSTON, KY

Comments: Private First Class Smith was a gunner in the mortar section of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On September 1, 1950 near Yongsan, South Korea, his section was ordered to withdraw as it was being encircled by the enemy. When an enemy hand grenade fell into their midst, he fell upon it to protect the lives of his comrades.

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 27888