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Ozal R. Smart


Home of Record: Castaic
Date of Birth:

Service: Army of the United States
Rank: Sergeant
ID No:
Specialty: Paratrooper
Length of Service:
Unit: 17th Airborne Division
Start Tour: September 27, 1940

Incident Date: March 24, 1945
Casualty Date: March 24, 1945?
Age at Loss: 34
Location: Wesel, Germany
Remains: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten

Narrative: SGT Ozal Smart of Castaic enlisted in the US Army at Fort MacArthur, Calif., on September 27, 1940 and served with the 17th Airborne Division. 1st Lt. Jack Nims: "He was released over the landing zone at 1115 hours and was last seen as he entered the smoke over the LZ and was not observed after that." SGT Smart, at age 34, was reported killed in action near Wesel, Germany, and is buried at the American War Cemetery Margraten. SGT Smart was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

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