SMITH, DEWEY LEE
RIP 02/09/15
Name: Dewey Lee Smith
Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/O4
Unit:
Date of Birth: 11 Nov 1929
Home City of Record: LOUISVILLE KY
Date of Loss: 02-June-67
Country of Loss: NORTH VIETNAM
Loss Coordinates: 212600 North  1061900 East
Status (in 1973):
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D #0190
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 0718
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2015
REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV
ALIVE IN 02/RET COL/WIFE ELAINE/RESIDES KY
No further information available at this time.
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At 03/01/2002 04:27 PM -0500:
Hi!
I'm the daughter of a returned P.O.W., Col. Dewey L. Smith.  I have more
info for his bio, if you'd like.
DOB 11-11-29
Still living and healthy as of today!
3 sons in military:
Maj. Dewey L. Smith, Jr.  USAF Reserves and Jonathan R. Smith who did his
time in the Marines as well as the "little" brother Joshua Russell Smith who
is a Marine currently in Afghanistan.
Sandra L. Smith
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http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/02/11/dewey-smith-longest-held-pow-ky-dies/23239247/

Dewey Lee Smith of Fairdale, believed to have been held in captivity as a prisoner of war longer than any other Kentuckian, died Monday 2-9-15 while on vacation in Alabama.

Col. Smith, 85, a U.S. Air Force veteran who was born in Louisville on Veterans Day in 1929, was interned as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam after he was shot down on June 2, 1967, and was held until his release on March 4, 1973....

 
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Subject: Dewey Lee Smith
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 19:44:21 -0600
From: Elaine Smith
   


Our local paper was wrong in the fact of stating Dewey was longest held from Kentucky in announcing his death.  He was not the longest held from Ky. 

Thank you,

Elaine Smith, wife