Garry Smith

Smith, Gary Dennis

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 1st HOW, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Roehrensee (Sub-Post), Bayreuth, West Germany

Awards: National Defense Service Medal

Enlisted: 31 January 1973

Date of birth: 8 November 1953

Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida

Married: Susan Geraldine Keaton

Children: Susan and Rebecca who was born two months after his death.

Campaign: Cold War

Died: 2 July 1974

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Died of a self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound to the head while on duty in the arms room.

Location of fatality: Roehrensee (Sub-Post), Bayreuth, West Germany

Place of interment: Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring, Florida

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