Smith, Raleigh Merritt, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1971, 131X, HC-5 Providers/Arch Angels

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Newburgh, NY
Last Address
Virginia Beach. VA

Date of Passing
Oct 31, 2014
Location of Interment
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery - Suffolk, Virginia
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Virginia Beach - Raleigh Merritt Smith died at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 31, 2014 following a short battle with an aggressive cancer.

Born in 1938 in Newburgh, NY, he was the son of the late Marjorie Triscott (Ashplant) and Col. George M. Smith, USAF. Grieving his passing are Raleigh's wife of 51 years, J. Lee Smith; two sons, Cory W. Smith and Bradley M. Smith; and Brad's daughter, Heather L. Thomas.

Raleigh entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program to become a helicopter pilot. His Naval career included a tour in Vietnam where he earned the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (29 awards), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit citation, Vietnam Air Gallantry Medal with Bronze Wings, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and Navy Commendation Medal with V/ Combat Action Devise.

He also served in Pensacola, FL, San Diego and Long Beach, CA, recruiting duty in Oklahoma, and with NATO commands in the United Kingdom and Virginia Beach. He received his B.S. degree in Science at Oklahoma City University, OK. Raleigh retired from the Navy as a commander with 29 years of service. His second career spanned 16 years as an environmental engineer in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

His kind, generous and gentle nature combined with sports interests enabled him to make several life-long and close friendships. Raleigh also enjoyed cars, photography, guns and anything techy. He was blessed in his final days to share memories with many of these special people.

Services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1457 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. Internment will be at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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Hayden, Glenn Miller, CDR, (1946-1968) OFF 131X Commander
Crowell Jr., George Thomas, CDR OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Myers, Charles Elmore, CAPT OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Savage, Jimmy Roscoe, LCDR OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Walker, James Robert, CDR, (1958-1988) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Cope, Alfred Lovell, LCDR, (1958-1982) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Coyne, Martin Carleton, LT, (1964-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Goza, Leonard Elmo, LTJG OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Guinn, Harold Wilson, LCDR, (1959-1975) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Padgett, Norman Ray, CDR OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bouchard, Joseph Samuel, CDR, (1944-1976) OFF 633X Lieutenant
Cullen, Donald Cameron, LCDR, (1943-1971) OFF 114X Lieutenant
Murphy, William Henry III, LTJG, (1964-1967) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Foley, William, LT, (1963-1972) AP AP-0000 Lieutenant
TRUTTON, FRANK, SCPO, (1952-1976) PR PR-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Austin, Marshall Dale, CPO, (1942-1975) AD ADJ-0000 Chief Petty Officer
AVERY, CHARLES, CPO, (1956-1976) 00 9505 Chief Petty Officer
Black, Earl G., CPO, (1954-1974) AE AE-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ghormley, Paul James, SCPO, (1952-1976) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Reed, Richard Eugene, CPO, (1948-1967) AE AE-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Sweet, Ralph, CWO3, (1954-1976) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Baker, Edwin, CPO, (1958-1973) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Belcher, Herbert Eugene, PO1, (1949-1969) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer First Class
Bobowicz, James, SCPO, (1956-1978) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
BORDWELL, DON, PO1, (1955-1976) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bush, Cecil Floyd, PO1, (1955-1969) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fields, Charles Douglas, PO1, (1957-1977) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Flenniken, Charles, PO1, (1956-1975) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Germer, Tom, SCPO, (1962-1991) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hoffmann, Frederick, MCPO, (1959-1989) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer First Class
Johnstad, Allen, PO1, (1956-1975) DM DM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jorgensen, Arthur, SCPO, (1958-1988) 00 9505 Petty Officer First Class
Lewis, Don, SCPO, (1958-1980) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lyon, Gerald, SCPO, (1959-1984) RM RM-2342 Petty Officer First Class
Ott, Edward Louis, PO1, (1956-1967) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Patrick, Donnie Lee, PO1, (1955-1968) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Perkins, Bobby Wayne, CPO, (1951-1971) AD ADJ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Summerlin, Tony, MCPO, (1960-1990) BM BM-9530 Petty Officer First Class
Sutton, Benjamin H. R., CPO, (1951-1973) AM AMH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Swart, James Franklin, MCPO, (1956-1978) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Melvin Carl, PO1, (1953-1968) AE AE-7175 Petty Officer First Class
Tiernan, John, PO1, (1961-1970) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Twigg, Richard, CMC, (1959-1989) BM BM-5343 Petty Officer First Class
Arenberg, James (Jim), CPO, (1963-1985) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Armstrong, Billy Stanley, PO2, (1957-1968) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ashton, Curtis Morris, PO1, (1965-1969) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cox, Norman, SCPO, (1963-1991) RM RM-2343 Petty Officer Second Class
Ellison, Charlie Melvin, PO2, (1961-1969) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Eno, Robert, PO1, (1955-1974) AE AE-8251 Petty Officer Second Class
GALVIN, EDWARD, PO1, (1965-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gokey, James, PO2, (1962-1968) CTO CTO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Goodson, James Burl, PO1, (1960-1977) AD ADJ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Harting, William, PO1, (1964-1984) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hooten, Russell, PO1, (1962-1971) AO AO-8211 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, William H., PO1, (1954-1973) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Maddox, Francis (Gene), PO1, (1956-1976) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Merrill, David Louis, PO2, (1961-1968) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Musetti, Joseph Tony, PO2, (1961-1967) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Newland Jr., Robert, SCPO, (1958-1989) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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