For God and Country

​​​Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org

SMITH, FRANCIS W.

BRANCH OF SERVICE: Army

YEARS OF SERVICE: 1941-1945

BIOGRAPHY: Francis performed a variet of duties in rendering surgical care and treatment to the sick and wounded while serving in New Guinea and the Phillipines. He prepared operating rooms and surgical equipment, assisted operating personnel, prepared patients for operations, handed instruments to surgeons, transported patients to and from operating rooms. Francis gave first aid treatment, changed dressings, bandages, treated minor injuries and gave injections.