Recipient Name  Ross Smith
Recipient Age  89
Branch of Military Served  Army Air Force
Dates Served  1942-1945
Military Rank:  Staff Sgt.
Highlights of Military Service:  Trained to be fighter pilot-sent to gunnery school.  Trained on B-17 & B-24.  Went to South Pacific as Top Turret Gunner on B-24, 7th Air Force, 494th Bomb Group, 864th Bomb Squad.  Awarded Liberation of Philippines medal with bronze star for Liberation of Luzon.  Asiatic Pacific ribbon with 6 battle stars.  Okinawa bombing Japan & China.  Served in Japan 4 months.  Awarded Presidential Unit Citation after going to Japan.