This information is contributed by Troy Smart
He joined (as far as I can tell) Nov 15,1944. I have some of his things at home. He was in the Army, 3rd Armored Division "Spearhead". He was a PFC, far as I know. Name: Murl Ray Smart Date of Birth: 18 Aug 1926 Birth County: Catawba Parent1 Name: Lee Smart Parent2 Name: Nellie Lail Roll Number: B_C021_66001 Volume: 12 Page: 187 Date of Death: 7 Jul 1978 Name: Murl R Smart Birth Year: 15 Aug 1926 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: North Carolina State of Residence: North Carolina County or City: Burke Enlistment Date: 15 Nov 1944 Enlistment State: South Carolina Enlistment City: Camp Croft Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c. Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 00 Weight: 100 While he was alive, he mentioned seeing Elvis in Germany, not sure if it was the same unit he was in or not.. Thanks most of my knowledge on his service, except he should have been a sergent (he got busted a time or two for some shenanigans)... He is buried at First Baptist Church in Hildebran, NC.
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