Smith, Raleigh Merritt, CDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Commander
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
1938
 
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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 www.hollomon-brown.com
   
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  1967-1968, 131X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)

Lieutenant

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Myers, Charles Elmore, CAPT OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Rowell, George William, LCDR, (1956-1978) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Savage, Jimmy Roscoe, LCDR OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Baron, Victor Stanley, LT OFF 131X Lieutenant
Cogswell, Thomas Milon, LCDR OFF 131X Lieutenant
Cope, Alfred Lovell, LCDR, (1958-1982) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Coyne, Martin Carleton, LT, (1964-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Cranor, David Arthur, LT, (1962-1972) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Deininger, Roger A., LT OFF 131X Lieutenant
Guinn, Harold Wilson, LCDR, (1959-1975) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Kruse Jr., Robert Thomas, LT OFF 131X Lieutenant
Lewis, Jeffrey Lee, CAPT, (1961-1974) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Pressey, Willis Winslow, LT, (1963-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Walker, James Robert, CDR, (1958-1988) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Fry, Stephen Eugene, LT, (1966-1973) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Goza, Leonard Elmo, LTJG OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Norris, Kenneth Earl, LTJG, (1968-1969) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Padgett, Norman Ray, CDR OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Romanski, James Henry, LTJG, (1966-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Burke, James Francis, ENS, (1962-1967) OFF 131X Ensign
Batti, Donald Edward, LCDR, (1945-1975) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Bouchard, Joseph Samuel, CDR, (1944-1976) OFF 633X Lieutenant Commander
Finley, Mark, LCDR, (1964-1991) OFF 110X Lieutenant Commander
Schrader, Norman Edward, CDR, (1956-1977) OFF 630X Lieutenant Commander
Beem, James Noel, LCDR OFF 130X Lieutenant
Poole, James, LCDR, (1959-1979) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Miess, Sam, LCDR, (1961-1986) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Foley, William, LT, (1963-1972) AP AP-0000 Lieutenant
WHITCHER, ROBERT, (1968-1969) 00 8806 Other Service Rank
Sprouse, George Washington, MCPO PR PR-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
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Lockey Jr., McKinley, FORCM, (1954-1981) AM AM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Austin, Marshall Dale, CPO, (1942-1975) AD ADJ-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Brewer, James Alonzo, CPO, (1950-1970) AD ADJ-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gay, James Tillman, CPO, (1944-1975) AK AK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ghormley, Paul James, SCPO, (1952-1976) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hamilton, Raymond, CPO, (1953-1974) MR MR-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Haun, Charles Winford, CPO, (1951-1973) AM AMS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kunberger, David Bruce, SCPO PN PN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Little, John Hallard, CPO, (1950-1972) AE AE-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McGrath, Edward Humphrey, CPO, (1943-1974) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Perkins, Bobby Wayne, CPO, (1951-1971) AD ADJ-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Reed, Richard Eugene, CPO, (1948-1967) AE AE-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ritch, Ernest Eugene, CPO, (1951-1969) EN EN-4313 Chief Petty Officer
Swart, James Franklin, MCPO, (1956-1978) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Walsh, Patrick Joseph, CPO, (1952-1972) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wank, John LeRoy, CPO, (1948-1967) AM AMH-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Williamson, Eddie, CPO, (1952-1972) YN YN-2514 Chief Petty Officer
Allchin, Gerald, FLTCM, (1957-1990) YN YN-2514 Petty Officer First Class
Arnold, Robert Joseph, PO1, (1963-1969) AT ATR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
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