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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Gene Darrell Smith
SSG Smith died in Binh Duong, South Vietnam on 4/30/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of Charlie Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Smith originated from Midlothian, Virginia .
On April 30, 1967, the battalion minus Company C conducted S&D operations from XT 538338 to the Saigon River and back without contact. Company C was attached to the 1/27th Infantry. At 1005 hours the unit made contact at XT 578285, while conducting a sweep. The units remained in a fire-fight until 1115 hours, at which time the VC broke contact after friendly artillery was employed. One Bobcat from Company C was killed and two were wounded during the encounter.