Thomas E. Smith Dies in Fall at Sea

FALL IS FATAL TO NUTLEY SAILOR, 19
Thomas E. Smith loses life on cruiser
Guam on way home from Pacific

(Dec. 7, 1945) -- While en route to the United States aboard the battle cruiser Guam, S 1/c Thomas Edward Smith, 19, son of Mrs. Alice Smith Van Dyne of Freeman place, was killed in a fall Nov. 30, according to a telegram received Tuesday by his mother.

Besides his mother, he leaves his step-father Gene Van Dyne, two brothers S 1/c Richard, and Harry, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Boyd.


The Nutley Sun, Dec. 7, 1945:
FALL IS FATAL TO NUTLEY SAILOR, 19
Thomas E. Smith loses life on cruiser Guam on way home from Pacific

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