Fallen Wilmington Soldier Honored

Sgt. Mac Smith
Sgt. Mac Smith

MAY 18, 2005 -- Just days before a Wilmington soldier is laid to rest, people are stopping to honor the young man.

Sgt. Mac Smith was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq when was killed by an explosion near his convoy last week.  He was 22 years old.

Now, a memorial book is open at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home on Oleander Drive for people to write their condolences.  You can also extend your condolences on-line by following this link: http://www.mem.com/display/biography.asp?ID=848260

Smith was a graduate of New Hanover High School where he spent four years in ROTC. He also played lacrosse and football.

His funeral is Saturday at 1:00 at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church. That service is public. There will be a private burial following.