While war obviously is horrible, this is a riveting account of the heroic actions of my first cousin, Larry Smedley, who died a hero at the age of 18.
Joy Smedley Bruns, Alaska
Cpl Larry E Smedley USMC Medal of Honor
The story of an 18 year old US Marine from Orlando Florida who was killed in action in Vietnam and awarded the Medal of Honor
Corporal Larry Eugene Smedley (March 4, 1949 – December 21, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States’ highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in December 1967 in Quảng Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. The Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum in Florida is named for him.