R. J. Smith
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Arrived in unit: 01, Jan. 1970, WO-1
Departed unit: 11 Dec. 1970, CWO-2
Duties in unit: Pilot, Ammo Officer
Other Assignments: Basic Ft. Polk; Primary Ft. Wolters; Secondary Ft. Rucker;
Retired Army: 13 Dec. 1970
Occupation: I owned and operated a cattle ranch until 2001. We are selling the property except for 80 acres where we will retire. In 2003 I became the county assessor for Lemhi Co. ID.
married Grace Strand in 1973 and we have one daughter.
She is graduating from the University of Montana this spring.
Remarks: I was the AC on 696, a Charlie model UH1 gunship. Ken Dowden was the crew chief and Rich Krill the gunner. Some of my most vivid moments are of the time I spent in Viet Nam.
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