Mark Smith

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 20 / 36
Date of Birth: 21-Jan-1945
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. 12th Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: CP4
Date of Casualty: 18-May-1967
Province of Casualty:
"Mark will be a brother never forgotten," one of his sisters said. The young man was very loyal to his family, never smoke or drank, and dreamed one day of having a son who would make his mother proud. Smith attended Edison High School and was a stock boy for two years before being drafted into the Army in September 1965. He left for Vietnam in August 1966, and worked as a helicopter mechanic with the 498th Medical Cornpany until his death on May 18, 1967. The specialist four was 22. Survivors included his parents, five brothers and three sisters.