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Semper  Fi
Semper Fi, Doc. Thank you for your service to our country and to your Marines.
May 18, 2010

donald  teal
We worked together to save Marines
A good Corpsmen dedicated to the care of his Marines
As the medical officer in charge of casualty care in our 200 bed hospital aboard the USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), I worked along with 'Smitty' on sick and injured Marines from Battalion 1/3 hospitalized during OPERATION BEAVER CAGE (April-May, 1967). Smitty and I were talking a day or so before the start of OPERATION BEAU CHARGER (May 18, 1967) about his plans to go to college after he got off active duty. He asked if I could write him a recommendation, and I said, 'I would happy to do so!'. He was killed by a sniper's bullet early in the morning of May 18. It was one of my most difficult moments to describe his wounds and sign his death certificate. He was a good Corpsman, a good Marine and a good guy! You can see the page I set up for him on Marines TWS at the link above. I wish i had more information or a photo to add to his memorial. I set up a similar page on Navy TWS
Nov 8, 2009

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ Your Service And Sacrifice Are Forever Remembered ~

A Multitude of Thanks for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well, HM3 Michael Frank Smith and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. My brother, Sgt. David Dickinson is a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967.....'FROM THESE HONORED DEAD, WE TAKE INCREASED DEVOTION, TO THAT CAUSE FROM WHICH THEY HERE GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION, THAT WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE, THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN'.....~Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address~
May 18, 2009

Ray Harton
Fellow Marine
Honoring this Brave Corpsman today. I did not know him but will not forget his service and sacrifice to our Corps and Country. You are truly a Marine who served with honor. Rest in Peace. Semper-fi. Cpl.Harton USMC Ret. Vietnam 1967 5th Marines.(alive today because of a Corpsman)
Thursday, July 13, 2000

Grateful American
Fellow Californian
American Hero
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well Michael Frank Smith, for you Sir, are not forgotten.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Carl Burgess
Fellow Vietnam Vet.
You are not forgotten. God Love You.
Thursday, May 18, 2006

Manuel Pino 2/8 Bco 1st Cav-68-69
Fellow Medic
To our Fallen Corpsman in arms, may the seas be calm and the winds be fair.
Sunday, May 21, 2006

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