Hamilton Allen Smith
Colonel, United States Army
A. Smith Hall, No. 229 Doniphan Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, named
in honor of Colonel Hamilton A. Smith, United States Army, class of 1912,
Army Staff College. Killed in action July 22, 1918 in France.
On July 22, 1918, on the very eve of the relief,
and after he had personally conducted the Scotch reconnoitering party over
his area, Colonel Hamilton A. Smith was killed by a machine gun bullet
while directing an attack on machine gun emplacements near the sugar-mill
in front of NOYANT, France. Colonel Smith spent the greater part of those
last two days in the front line with his men, and by his courage and happy
spirits worked wonders among them. His death brought gloom and a grim determination
to avenge all.
SMITH, HAMILTON ALLEN
Colonel, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 22, 1918
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hamilton A. Smith, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 19 - 22, 1918.
Colonel smith spent the greater part of his time in the front lines to encourage and direct his command, without sign of fear for his personal safety, and by his courageous leadership inspired his officers and men to effective combat.
He was killed while directing an attack on
a machine gun emplacement.
SMITH, HAMILTON A
SMITH, JOSEPHINE HALE W/O HAMILTON A
Colonel Hamilton A. Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Clark R. Elliot who fell at Soissons, France
Posted: 2 April 2002 Updated: 5 April 2004 Updated: 26 September 2004 Updated: 26 September 2006