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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Robert Franklin Smith, The Rest of My Dad's Story

In June of 2000, Robert was invited to attend a special graduation ceremony. Here is a picture of Bob in his cap and gown with his daughter Kathryn during "The Greatest Generation, Operation Recognition" program in which World War II veterans are awarded High School Diplomas they never got a chance to receive because they went off to war.

Also, pictured in The Enterprise newspaper dated Weds., May 31, 2000 is a picture of Bob signing a copy of Tom Brokaw's book "The Greatest Generation being held by Robert McKean, the state coordinator the the Operation Recognition progam.

Bob received a certificate of recognition for the sacrifices he made for serving in World War II, along with a copy of NBC news achor Tom Brokaw's best-selling book, "The Greatest Generation." The news article states how Smith served in World War II and in the Korean War as a Navy petty officer first class.

Bob, along with other veterans, were honored by the town fathers.

The medals Bob recevied
Asiatic Pacific
Good Conduct
American Campaign
Rest In Peace dad, love you.


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