Eugene Fenton Smallwood
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Eugene Fenton Smallwood was born on July 12, 1927 and joined the Armed Forces while in Washington, D.C.
He served in the United States Army and in 18 years of service, he attained the rank of Lieuenant Colonel.
On September 8, 1969, at the age of 42, Eugene
Fenton Smallwood perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam,
Military Branch: Army
Two U.S. military advisers were shot and killed Monday by a "mentally depressed" South Vietnamese soldier who then killed himself, the U.S. Command announced today.
The Americans were Lieutenant Colonel Eugene F. Smallwood, 42, of Fairfax, Virginia, and Major Anthony J. Broullon, 32, of Jackson Heights, New York.
They were killed as they were leaving a South Vietnamese army compound 25 miles southwest of Saigon.
Colonel Smallwood was married to Martha Suzanne Izak (born 12 June 1930) who was the daughter of Lieutenant Commander Edouard Victor Michel Izac, a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his services in World War I as a prisoner of war)
SMALLWOOD, EUGENE F
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/12/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4174-Q-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Photo Courtesy of Holly, July 2006