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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: SMITH; Darrell-23/11/2003-USA/IN
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 23:25:39 +0100

Cpl. Darrell Smith
Age: 28
Hometown: Otwell, IN
Date of Death: 11/23/2003
Incident Location: South of Baghdad
Branch of Military: Army
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana National
Unit's Base: Washington, Ind.

When Cpl. Darrell Smith's flight back to Iraq was moved up at the last
minute, his goodbyes with his family were rushed. It made leaving behind his
wife and three children even more difficult, his father said. "He didn't
want to go back but he knew he had to because it was his duty and his job."
Stan Smith said. The 28-year-old National Guardsman, from Otwell, Ind., died
Nov. 23 when his Humvee overturned into a canal south of Baghdad. He was
based in Washington, Ind. Darrell Smith was "a really good soldier with good
leadership skills and generally a good guy," said fellow guardsman 1st Sgt.
Charles Selby. "He was one of those people who were always in a good mood."
Smith joined the National Guard when he was 17, and he would often be
working on guard-related projects, family members said. "He was proud of
it," Bruce Smith said of his brother. "I was really proud of him, too." He
is survived by his wife, Amy, and children Brieanna, 9; Hannah, 5; and
Andrew, 3.

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