Harold G. Smith

The University of Michigan, The January 1945


The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) 5 june 1945
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Cavalry) Harold G. Smith (ASN: 0-400865), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Combat Command "B", 6th Armored Division, in action in France on 7 August 1944. Learning of an enemy observation post, he organized and led a small group of officers and enlisted men to capture and destroy the post. His action enabled his command, which had been shelled by enemy artillery, to advance but cost him his life. His devotion to duty and courage reflect great credit on himself and the military service.
General Orders: Headquarters, 6th Armored Division, General Orders No. 23 (August 20, 1944)
The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) 14-dec-1944

Harold G. Smith

Captain, U.S. Army

Service # O-400865

Combat Command "B", 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Indiana

Died: 7-Aug-44

Buried at: Plot G Row 13 Grave 5

Brittany American Cemetery

St. James, France

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart