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Kathy Templeton of Thurman places the ashes of her father, Marine Staff Sergeant Wayne B. Smith, into a memorial wall at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery during interment services conducted May 23 in honor of Smith, who served 10 years in the Marines, including four tours in Vietnam.

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Years after his death, Marine finally honored for his decade of service

Wayne Smith served 10 years in the Marines, including four tours in Vietnam — enduring injuries while earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. Recently, he received full military honors in an memorial interment ceremony conducted at the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery, after a holdup of about seven years.

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