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Fallen soldier honored for service in Vietnam

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jan 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-28 19:33:21-05

48 years after the death of Private First Class Michael Francis Smith in the Vietnam War, his family is coming together to celebrate a great honor. 

Smith, who was from Nebraska, was only 19 years old when he was killed on April 28, 1968.
 
Today, Smith's four siblings were given a special flag in remembrance of his service and ultimate sacrifice. The family says Smith's memory will always live on in their hearts. 
 
Smith would have turned 68 this March.