|Rank||Corporal U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||May 26 1952|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Corporal Smethers was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Corporal Smethers was a member of the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on May 26, 1952 and died of those wounds later that day.