George Edward Smith

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George Edward Smith
Nickname(s) "Smitty"
Born 1940
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army Special Forces
Years of service 19__ - 1966
Rank Army-USA-OR-06.svg Staff Sergeant
Unit Detachment A-21, Company B, 5th Special Forces Group
Other work Author - P.O.W.:Two Years with the Vietcong

George Edward "Smitty" Smith (born 1940) is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, former prisoner of war, and author. Captured with other members of his squad on November 24, 1963, he was released two years later in Cambodia.[1] He later wrote about his experiences in a book titled P.O.W.:Two Years with the Vietcong published by Ramparts Press in 1971.[2]