On This Day 12-NOV 1966, We Honor a Fallen Hero
Robert “Bobby” William Smith was born on 2-AUG 1947. His parents were Mr. Leslie Smith (1922-1972) and Mrs. Leona “Trudy” Smith. Bobby had one sister; Janet and three brothers; Daniel, Mark and Stephen. Robert lived in Wentzville MO, and St Charles County. Bobby graduated from Wentzville High School in 1965. Prior to enlisting, Bobby was employed by the MFA Exchange, Maplewood Construction and McDonell Douglas Aircraft Corporation.
Bobby enlisted in the Army, leaving for basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood 16-JAN 1966. After basic training, Bobby attended advanced infantry training at Ft. Gordon GA. After graduating from infantry training, Bobby came home on leave for two weeks before shipping out to Vietnam. Bobby’s family was proud of their oldest son being a soldier and having attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
Robert William Smith is honored and remembered at the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.
For the rest of Bobby’s story, click on the pdf.