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Veterans Day Tribute | US Marine Veteran Kevin Lee Smith of Slinger, WI

November 11, 2021 – Washington County, WI – Washingtoncountyinsider.com pays a Veterans Day tribute to US Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Lee Smith of Slinger, WI.
US Marine Corps Veterans Ladon Stables (left) and Kevin Smith (right) following ceasefire. Photo submitted by Wendy Hays Wendorf.

Smith was an infantry rifleman (0311) from 1989 to 1996 with a Reserve Unit out of Montgomery, AL; 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, 8th Marines 2nd Division.

US Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Smith, Khafji Beach Photo submitted by Wendy Hays Wendorf

Smith earned the following awards:

National Defense Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Combat Ribbon
Southwest Asia Medal/Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal

Smith served in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Desert Eagle. His platoon was part of the “Forgotten Troops.

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