Robert G. Smith
Robert G. Smith, 82, longtime resident of Alexandria, Nebraska, died March 11, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born to Peter C. and Helen B. (Strelow) Smith on September 21, 1931 at home on the farmstead near Martell, Nebraska.
Robert served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He entered the US Navy December 3, 1951 and served until November 29, 1955. His assignments included service on the USS Epping Forest in San Francisco and the USS Porterfield in San Diego. He was chosen to be among the honorees on the 2014 Korean Veterans Honor Flight-Airlift, something he was looking forward to at the end of this month.
He married Betty K. Lee of Alexandria on October 9 1954 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Alexandria, Nebraska. To this union, seven children were born, Judy, Robert (died at birth,) Kevin, Nancy, Betty Jayne, Annette and Kerry.