Merrill E. Smith

Korean War
Service #AO-729256
RankLieutenant Colonel U.S. Air Force
Date of DeathApril 8 1952
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Lieutenant Colonel Smith was awarded the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Smith was aircraft commander of a B-25J Mitchell bomber with Headquarters Squadron, 3511th Combat and Combat Reconnaissance Training Group stationed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He was killed when his aircraft crashed near Golden, Colorado on April 8, 1952, killing all ten airmen on board.