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
Marital Status: Married
Military Branch: Army
Serial Number: 220287476
Pay grade: O5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): G1543
Major Organization: Advisors
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
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/12/1927
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1969
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4174-Q-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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