George Lee Smith
Captain, United States Navy
a contemporary press report:
George Lee Smith, 70, a retired captain in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and Vietnam War veteran who for the past 18 years was a facilities engineering consultant, died of cancer April 28, 2000 at Bethesda Naval Medical Command. He lived in Vienna, Virginia.
Captain Smith retired in 1981 after a 28-year career in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps in which he managed military base facilities and equipment and supervised construction of airstrips, bridges, roads and temporary housing for soldiers.
He served a tour of duty in Vietnam during the war there as a commanding officer of a construction battalion of Seabees. Other assignments took him to Guam, Okinawa and Thailand.
He was born in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and received a master's degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
His honors include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Defense Superior Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Molly
Shaughnessy Smith of Vienna; four children, Debbie L. Smith of Vienna,
Of Vienna, VA on April 28, 2000, at the National
Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Beloved husband of Molly Shaughnessy
Smith; father of Debbie L. Smith of Vienna, VA, Charles Scott of San Francisco,
CA, Kimberly Benedict of Alexandria, VA and John Thomas of Herndon, VA.
He is also survived by three granddaughters. Funeral service will be held
on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at the Fort Myer Chapel at 2:45 p.m. with interment
to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Navy Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association, P.O. Box
6574, Silver Spring, MD 20916.