U.S. Marine Corps General who served in the Pacific theater during World War II.
He joined the Alabama National Guard and studied law at the University of Alabama.
He commanded the Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet during World War II.
He was born in Hatchechubbee, Alabama to John Wesley Smith and Cornelia Caroline McTyeire.
He and James Flatley both contributed to the development of American military tactics during World War II.