Virginia Heroes

Arthur G. Smith

TM1 (SS), Navy

Born: December 6, 1921
Hometown: Alexandria
Died In: N/A
Awards: Silver Star, Unit Commendation, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Served aboard sub Skate for 6 war
patrols in Pacific in WWII. During
rescue operations, under enemy fire,
voluntarily swam to an aviator in
distress and rescued him; was
awarded Silver Star by ADM Nimitz.

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