Henry C Smith. 98 passed away of cancer on August 5, 2019 at Medilodge of Grand Traverse County. During World War II, Henry was a member of Merril's Marauders-- an "expendable," top-secret commando unit of presidential volunteers, from the India-Burma Campaign. He earned several medals, including a Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Battle Star, American defense Medal, Overseas Defense Medal and more. He was also a member of the Honor Guard at the AmVets Post #1988.Henry was a local moonshiner and friend to all.
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services will be held at noon on Sept. 21, 2019 at the Eden Township Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the Oak Grove Tavern, in Irons.Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee. To share a photo or memory with the family, please visit Henry’s personal page at www.oakgrovefh.com.