“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”
The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died
in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory
of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through
the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.
Smith was a top performer Sailor as he earned early promotion recommendations on his evaluations and was selected as a Sailor of the Quarter in 2008 for Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-211, NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was awarded the Navyand Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Insignia. He was the husband of Michelle Ann andfather of Amber Cadence.