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Eugene Fenton Smallwood
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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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, Long An.


Last name: SMALLWOOD
First name: EUGENE FENTON
Home of Record (official): WASHINGTON
State (official): DC
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 12, 1927
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

Military Branch: Army
Rank: LTC
Serial Number: 220287476
Component: Regular
Pay grade: O5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): G1543
Major Organization: Advisors 

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Start of Tour: Friday, August 1, 1969
Date of Casualty: Monday, September 8, 1969
Age at time of loss: 42
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Unknown / Not reported (Ground casualty)
Country: South VietNam
Province: Long An



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
LTC USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/12/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4174-Q-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Posted: 15 August 2002 Updated: 23 July 2006 Updated: 27 July 2006 Updated: 30 July 2006
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EF Smallwood Gravesite PHOTO July 2006
Photo Courtesy of Holly, July 2006