Carolyn A. Smith grew up in Florida, graduated from Florida Atlantic University, and taught high school English for two years.  In 1971 she applied for and received a direct commission into the Army Reserve.  After 24 years of service, including participating in Desert Storm, she retired in 1995 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Carolyn has a B.A. degree in English and an M.A. degree in Management.  She is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.

In 2011 she published a book entitled “Some Gave All: Personal Stories of Sacrifice” about all the veterans of Tift County, Georgia, who had been killed in the service, from World War I up to the present.  The book culminated several years of research and includes chapters about twelve men who were prisoners of war in World War II.

Besides publishing this and one other book about her family ancestry, Carolyn has had more than 100 newspaper articles, opinion editorials, and magazine articles published.  She has also recorded interviews with several veterans for the Library of Congress Veteran History Project.

A life member of the DAV, she is a devout Christian and feels honored to serve Chapter 16 as Chaplain.

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