In Loving Memory Of

Kenneth P. Smithe

(1909 - 1997)




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Date of Birth:  September 21, 1909 - Linton, Oregon


Date of Death:  September 27, 1997 - Darrington, Washington


Dates Aboard the USS Inaugural:  02/11/45 - 08/22/45


Boarding Rank:  Chief Electrician's Mate (AA) (see ranks section)


Navy Service:  Spent 2 years in the North Atlantic & 2 years in the South Pacific during WWII.


Life After WWII:  Worked most of his life in sawmills as a sawyer and worked in the largest spruce mill in the world.  He had been superintendent of mills in both Washington & Oregon.  He retired from Summit Timber in Darrington, WA after 15 years of service.  He then worked for Burns Security International for 5 years.


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