Group to Brig Gen L. D. Smith, US Army

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Country: United States
Product Code: FB-009
Condition: VF

Group to Brigadier General Lynn D. Smith, US Army: Army Distinguished Service Medal, slot brooch, machine-engraved “Lynn/D./Smith”; Legion of Merit, with one oak leaf cluster, wrap brooch, machine-engraved “Lynn/D./Smith”, unnumbered; Legion of Merit, one oak leaf cluster, slot brooch, machine-engraved "Lynn/D/Smith"; American Defense Service Medal, slot brooch; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with arrowhead and two bronze star devices; World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal, with clasp “Japan”; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; United Nations Korea Medal. Plus, a clutch-back ribbon bar set (without the Distinguished Service Medal and with the ribbon for an Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters) With approximately 100 pages of photocopied service records and efficiency reports.

Brigadier General Smith was an industrial engineer by training, earning a degree from the University of Southern California in 1929. He worked for the Metropolitan Water Board of Northern California, supervising heavy construction projects, such as dams and tunnels. Commissioned into the Coast Artillery Reserve in 1929, he was called to active duty in October 1940 as a Plans and Operations Officer, 9th Coast Artillery District. After three other staff positions, he moved to the Alaska Defense Command, seeing action at Attu and becoming the Chief of Staff of the Army Task Force occupying Kiska. After a term as a student and instructor at the Army-Navy Staff College, he became the operations officer, Tenth Army, taking part in the Okinawa and Ryukus campaigns. In 1947, he became an operations staff officer in Japan, taking part in the early operations in Korea. As General MacArthur’s representative, Smith briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Inchon Landing the day before it happened. MacArthur had instructed Smith to take his time returning to Washington so the JCS could not intervene to stop the operation. In 1958, he was assigned to be the J-3 of American Land Forces in Lebanon. Smith was then assigned to duties in the Department of the Army, retiring in 1964 as a brigadier general. The DSM and Legion of Merit are illustrated in Fred Borch’s “Medals for Soldiers and Airmen: Awards and Decorations of the Army and Air Force”.

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