Smith, Sidney "Smitty", AWCS

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Senior Chief Petty Officer
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AW-7841-P-3C UPDATE III Acoustic Sensor Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Primary Unit
2006-2008, AW-7841, VP-45 Pelicans
Service Years
1990 - 2008
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Order of the Antarctic Circle
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Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Aug 02, 2008
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AWCS (AW/NAC) Sidney "Smitty" Smith, Jr.


LAFAYETTE - Senior Chief Petty Officer Sidney Smith, Jr., 36, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Burial, with full military honors, will be held at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lafayette, La.

Sidney was born March 10, 1972 to Sidney Sr. and Tracey Smith. He was raised by his family in Lafayette, Louisiana and graduated from Carencro High School in May of 1990. Sidney enlisted in the United States Navy on September 5, 1990. During his 18 years of faithful and distinguished service he accumulated over 3300 mishap free flight hours as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator onboard the Lockhead P-3 Orion Aircraft. He was a veteran of the Cold War, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Kosovo Campaign, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His personal awards include: Two Air Medals, Three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, as well as various Campaign and unit Awards. He also received a BA Degree in Psychology at Columbia College in May 2006.

Sidney leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 17 years, Sonia Smith; a son, Sidney Smith, III; a daughter, Trinity J. Smith; devoted parents, Sidney Sr. and Tracey C. Smith; sister, Tiffany S. (Michael Sr.) Arceneaux; one sister-in-law, Angela P. Benoit; one brother-in-law, Paul D. Wiltz, Jr.; grandparents, Joseph Sr. and Margaret Chaisson; three aunts, Roxanne (Wendell) Chaisson, Sylvia (Marcelle) Sampey, and Laura (Hubert) Johnson; four uncles, Joseph (Pam) Chaisson, Markus Chaisson, Vincent (Gail) Smith, and Adam (Cathy) August; five nephews, Michael Jr., Mason J., and Myles J. Arceneaux, and Cole and Landon Wiltz; and three nieces, Vanity D., and Paige P. Williams, and Collin Wiltz, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Sidney was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence Smith and Juliet Burney; great grandmother, Mary Alexander; and mother-in-law, Ida M. Wiltz.

Visitation will be held at Kinchen Funeral Home, Friday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will resume Saturday from 7 a.m. until time of services.

Kinchen Funeral Home is located at 1011 North St. Antoine Street in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Published on August 08, 2008.

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RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FLNaval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)(AW) Aviation Warfare A SchoolVP-30 Pro's Nest
VP-11 Pegasus/Lovin-elevenSERE SchoolCommander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (COMPATRECONGRU)/COMPATRECONWING 11 (CPRW-11)VP-45 Pelicans
Instructors Training School
  1990-1990, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL
  1990-1991, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
  1991-1991, (AW) Aviation Warfare A School
  1991-1992, AW-7821, VP-30 Pro's Nest
  1992-1996, AW-7821, VP-11 Pegasus/Lovin-eleven
  1994-1994, SERE School
  1996-1999, AW-7835, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (COMPATRECONGRU)/COMPATRECONWING 11 (CPRW-11)
  1999-2004, AW-7841, VP-45 Pelicans
  2004-2004, 9502, Instructors Training School
  2004-2006, 9502, VP-30 Pro's Nest
  2006-2008, AW-7841, VP-45 Pelicans
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
Columbia College
  1999-2007, Columbia College
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