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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Henry Smith

Henry Casey Smith

Friday, May 20th, 1921 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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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.
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.
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Eden Township Cemetery
    Address
    W 10 1/2 Mile Rd & N Irons Rd Intersection
    IRONS, MI 49644
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  • Interment

    Location
    Eden Township Cemetery
    Address
    W 10 1/2 Mile Rd & N Irons Rd Intersection
    IRONS, MI 49644
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Nicholas Gojekian

Posted at 07:06pm
Thankful for his service and commitment in an all volunteer unit. Condolences to his family and people of his community. I hope the best for all of you in everything that you do.

Tony Mayne

Posted at 05:13am
Thank God for the life and service of Henry Smith. There are generations of Americans that are able to follow in his footsteps thanks to the fighting spirit and intestinal fortitude of Henry and the Merrill's Marauders. Rangers Lead The Way!, Tony Mayne
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