The Life of Colonel Eugene Smith

Snapshots of the life of Colonel Eugene Smith, whose body was finally returned after going missing in a plane crash 62 years ago.

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Air Force Colonel Eugene Smith
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Air Force Colonel Eugene Smith
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POW/MIA ceramic disk and newspaper clipping about Colonel Eugene Smith
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Keepsakes from Colonel Eugene Smith's life
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Certificate for winning the Bronze Star Medal, the fourth-highest individual military award
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Old photographs of Colonel Eugene Smith. He is on the far left in this image.
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Newspaper clippings about Colonel Eugene Smith
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Nameplate that was on Colonel Eugene Smith's desk. His little brother Mike kept this and other keepsakes of Eugene's after the plane went missing.
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Photograph of Colonel Eugene Smith (right) and shadowbox with some of his medals and awards (left).
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The only remains found of Colonel Eugene Smith. A square was removed from this piece of skull for DNA testing to confirm that it belonged to Smith.
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Pieces of the missing plane Colonel Eugene Smith was on were given to his family
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Relatives of Colonel Eugene Smith look at various mementos of Colonel Eugene Smith's life
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