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An American Hero: 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia

Paul R. Smith, SFC

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and the U.S. Army.

Paul Ray Smith was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Born: September 24, 1969, El Paso, TX – Died: April 4, 2003, Baghdad, Iraq – Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA – Years of service: 1989 – 2003 – Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal – Battles and wars: Gulf War, Bosnian War, Kosovo War, Iraq War.

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”

President John F. Kennedy





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