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Avery Gene Smith received Distinguished Service Cross

A half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be at The Center for Rural Develpment, 2292 S. Highway 27, 2011, Somerset, KY, from May 9-14, 2011

Joe Hare writes:
Russell Countian Avery Gene Smith received the Distingished Service Cross (only other award that is higher is the Medal of Honor). You can read his award order by clicking on data base page on His virtual wall page

You don't get this award for being coward.

I couldn't help but notice that Roger Leroy Conner, from Dunnville, KY, was KIA the same day and same battle as Gene Smith.

Joe Hare See also:

We'll be posting lists of Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, and Taylor Countians who gave their all in the Vietnam War and whose names are on the wall as received (or researched by ColumbiaMagazine). We hope to have a handy, printable list of Veterans from the Seven-County CM area, with Panel and Line Number for location on the Wall, before the arrival of the display May 9, 2011. Special thanks to Joe Hare and Anonymous and Pen for Adair and Russell Co., KY, names. -CM

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