Paul Ray Smith

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Birthday
24, 1969
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Apr 4, 2003 (33)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1969
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Apr 4, 2003 (33)

About

Sargeant in the United States Army who received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed by Iraqi gunfire in 2003 following thirteen years of military service.

Before Fame

He graduated from Tampa Bay Vocational Tech High School in 1989 and worked as a carpenter's assistant.

Trivia

Sgt. Paul R. Smith Middle School in his hometown of Tampa, Florida was named in his honor in 2009.

Family Life

His medal and the Medal of Honor flag were presented two years after his death to his son, David.

Associated With

He was awarded the Medal of Honor by then-President George W. Bush.