Gerald H “Dearslayer” Smith, Maj. USMC (Ret) 08/24/1932 – 01/18/2004
Enlisted in U.S. Navy and became a plane captain as an enlisted man. Earned his wings as a Naval Aviator and commissioned as a 2nd Lt USMC December 1953. He volunteered for two tours of duty in Vietnam as a Captain with Marine Attack Squadron VMA-121. Retired at the rank of Major.