John Forrest 'Buzzy' Smith

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN CONNECTION WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST AN ARMED ENEMY WHILE COMMANDING THE 3RD BATTALION, 359TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 90TH INFANTRY DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY FORCES IN LUXEMBOURG, ON 10 JANUARY 1945. HE WAS AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN ACTION DURING 1944 IN FRANCE.