Thomas J. Smith, Jr.
First Lieutenant Thomas J. Smith, Jr.
[D.O.B]– 18 March 1944
Smith attended Arkansas State Teachers College, now known as UCA, from 1939 to 1940. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Smith. He was known by his friends as T.J. and was affiliated with the Chi Nu fraternity while attended school.
He enlisted on 23 December 1940 and was a member of Company G, 153 infantry, Arkansas National Guard. Later, he left to enter pilot training for the Army Air Corps.
He was killed in action in Vihn, French Indo-China. At the time of his death he was flying a bomber assigned to the 13th Air Force in the China-Burma-India theater.