|Just read SFC Paul Ray Smith's own words ... "give all that I am to ensure that all my boys make it home" ... I sure hope you feel the same way I do after reading them. It hits me in the heart every time.|
Now, read the first five words again... “give all that I am”.
Talk about saying it all here! They define how SFC Paul Ray Smith lived and died for this country that he dearly loved. The same could be said in how he led his fellow troops and being a devoted husband and father.
(I believe SFC Smith would nod in agreement from above that these five words describe many of his fellow troops, as well.)
Moreover, I urge you to read about Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith's heroic actions on April 3, 2003 . . . and my poem, Give All That I Am, while keeping in mind that his eleven-year-old son, David, was the one who accepted the Medal of Honor from President Bush.
The grandfather in me shed a tear when seeing David proudly standing with the medal in his hands next to President Bush.
David G. Bancroft
Founder / Owner
DoD photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, US Air Force.