|Date and Place of Birth:||August 29, 1946 Glendora, CA|
|Date and Place of Death:||August 23, 1968 Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam|
|Baseball Experience:||Minor League|
|Rank:||Private First Class|
|Military Unit:||3rd Battalion, 1st Infantrty, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division US Army|
Larry M. Smith was born on August 29, 1946 in Glendora, California.
He attended Glendora High School and broke into professional umpiring at
the age of just 18, when he joined the Pioneer League in 1965. The
following year the youngster was with the California League, but a
promising career as an official was put on hold when he entered military
service in July 1967.
Serving as a Private First Class Medical Corpsman with 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantrty, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, Smith was killed from multiple fragmentation wounds on August 23, 1968 at Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. He was six days shy of his 22nd birthday.
Larry Smith is buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Glendora, California.
Date Added February 17, 2013
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