Friday, June 17, 2011

Army Spc. Scott D. Smith

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Scott D. Smith, 36, of Indianapolis

Spc Smith was assigned to 81st Troop Command, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis; died June 17, 2011 in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident.

Spc Smith was born and raised in Indianapolis. He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1993. He joined the Marines in 1994 and served four years. He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 2008. He was a defense and aerospace systems technician at Raytheon Corporation in Indianapolis, where he had been employed for several years.

Spc Smith married his wife, Kristina in 1998 and has three daughters. He was a dedicated father, coaching their various basketball and soccer teams. He also enjoyed drawing and painting.

Spc Smith is survived by his parents, Marva and James; his wife, Kristina and 3 daughters, Brittany, Cami and Delaney; brother, Christopher; and maternal grandmother, Cherie.

First I am his brother, joined in the best band of brothers known to the American fighting man, a US Marine. I had the honor to work with Scott for a short period of time, he was a very uplifting person, an outstanding patriot, and a loving father. My heart goes out to Scott's family and friends. Scott, may you find peace knowing that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. As we lay our heads down at night, cover ourselves with the blanket of freedom, you and yours will always be in our thoughts and prayors. God bless, God speed, Semper Fi. Wayne W. SSgt, USMC Ret.

Army Spc. Scott D. Smith was killed in a non-combat incident on 6/17/11.

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