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HOTH Mission
David M. Smith
USA – Korea
Lexington, Kentucky – 09-05-20


The city of Livingston, Ky has invited us to participate in a Parade and Ceremony honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Pfc. David M. Smith. During the Korean War on September 1, 1950, Pfc Smith, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action. Pfc. Smith was a gunner in the mortar section of Company E, emplaced in rugged mountainous terrain and under attack by a numerically superior hostile force. Bitter fighting ensued and the enemy overran forward elements, infiltrated the perimeter, and rendered friendly positions untenable. The mortar section was ordered to withdraw, but the enemy had encircled and closed in on the position. Observing a grenade lobbed at his emplacement, Pfc. Smith shouted a warning to his comrades and, fully aware of the odds against him, flung himself upon it and smothered the explosion with his body. Although mortally wounded in this display of valor, his intrepid act saved 5 men from death or serious injury. Pfc. Smith’s inspirational conduct and supreme sacrifice reflect lasting glory on himself and are in keeping with the noble traditions of the infantry of the U.S. Army.

Staging Time:9:00 am

Speedway Gas Station
5360 Athens Boonesboro Rd
Lexington, Kentucky 40515

Ride Captain:

Ed Boots 859-273-4957

Special Instructions:

KSU 09:15 am from Speedwayor
Meet on Main St in Livingston,
Ky 40445
Parade line-up Livingston Church Stake flags by the stage Parade begins 11:00 am – Ceremony follows
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Kelly Shehan
Position: Kentucky Ride Captain

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