Fallen Hero: COL(Ret) Kenneth (Ken) Smith


Funeral Home

Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home

205 Bay Street 1571Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Thursday, 18 Mar, 5-7 PM, Hutlett-Winstead Funeral Home, Hattiesburg


Friday, 19 Mar, 10 AM, Carterville, Baptist Church, Petal


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 15, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. COL(Ret) Kenneth (Ken) Smith, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within  1/155th IN BN, HQ 155th Separate Armored Brigade; ISU, Camp Shelby  has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  On active duty he had served as a pilot in Viet Nam.  He facilitated the origination of the Hattiesburg Veterans Committee and started the Hattiesburg VFW Post 3036.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Services and visitation arrangements TBA