Sgt Timothy Michael Smith
  • 25 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 20, 1982
  • Date of passing: Apr 7, 2008
Let the memory of Timothy be with us forever

 A soldier from South Lake Tahoe was killed in Iraq when the vehicle he was in was struck by a roadside bomb, the military announced Wednesday.

The Department of Defense says Army Sgt. Timothy M. Smith died Monday in Baghdad.

Smith, 25, was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, located at Fort Polk, La.

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons issued a statement expressing his condolences to Smith’s family, and ordered flags at the state Capitol to be lowered to half staff in his honor.

Gibbons said Smith’s mother lives at South Lake Tahoe, and his father lives in Reno.

“I would like to offer the state of Nevada’s most sincere thanks and heartfelt condolences to Sgt. Smith’s family and friends during this difficult time,” Gibbons said in a written release.

“I truly hope that as everyone who knew him copes with his death, they find some comfort knowing that the state of Nevada, and the entire country, is safer because of his sacrifice.”

Sgt. Timothy Michael Smith "Timmy" my son was born in South Lake Tahoe
CA. He was loved and admired by his family and friends, he had a great
sense of humor and would light up the room when he walked in, he could
turn the worst day of your life into the best day of your life. Timmy
loved to snowboard, he was so good at it I believe he could have made
the Olympics, he loved riding his BMX bike and competed in racing, and
was on the High School Snowboard Team. He made Sgt. in December 2007
one month after depoloying to Iraq in Nov. 2007. His Brother's and
Sisters in Arms loved him and miss him so much, I keep in contact with
many of them. His brother Tommy and sister jackie looked up to their
big brother and loved him so much, I love and miss my son, and I know
his father Mike does too and all of our family and friends. We
Celebrate his Life every April 7th and his Birthday every Sept. 20th.
Timmy was always putting everyone before himself, as the night of his
mission he knew that if he did not continue forward, one of his
brothers may of got killed the next day on that route. Smitty his Army
nick name was a Husky Driver, the most dangerous job, disarming IED's
and EFP's and that is how he was killed, he disarmed 2 that night and
got back in his Husky and only drove a few seconds forward and one was
buried in the ground. His Brothers and Sisters and Medics did
everything to save him, he was hit at 22:00 and died at 22:36 Rest in
Peace my Son. I love and miss my son so much and I carry him in my
broken heart and he is with us everyday.

All Medals Received

The Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal,
Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan
Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development
Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal,
Combat Action Badge and a Driver's Badge.

All Awards Received
Honorable Certificate or a Grateful Nation from President Bush and
President Obama, Proclamation from the County of El Dorado and
Proclamation from the City of South Lake Tahoe proclaming September
20th as Sgt. Timothy Michael Smith Day, Recognition of Noteworthy
Contribution to the 2010 Annual Plant-A-Tree Program in The Burbank
Civic Pride Committee, Two Plaques from the Reno Gazzette Awards from
Gov. Gibbons, Multi-National Force-Iraq Certificate from Commander
David Petraeus, Certificate from Commanding General Headquarters 10th
Mountain Division Major General U.S. Army Commander Michael Oates,
Certificate Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff MG. Mullen Admiral, U.S.
Navy, Certificate from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Certificate
HeatQuarters Multi-National-Corps-Iraq Lt. Gen. U.S. Army Commander
Loyd J. Austin III, Certificate from U.S. Rep. John Doolittle,
Certificate from Service Flag Blue and Gold Star Mothers Organization,
A Memorial Resolution No. 989 for Sgt. Timothy Michael Smith's
Sacrafice defending Freedom World Wide, Certificate from Congress of
the United States of America signed Walter B. Jones and Certificate
for the Purple Heart and Certificate for the Bronze Star. Flags and
Certificates flown over FOB Al Taji on February 20, 2009 in
recognition of Sgt. Timothy M. Smith's sacrafice, Flag and Certificate
flown over COP at Taji, Iraq February 15, 2009 by Timmy's Unit the
Trooops of 1/14-2 SBCT, U.S. Army Sgt. Amber Gil, POC In Memory of
Sgt. Timothy M. Smith 10th MTN, U.S. Army signed Certificate. The 10th
Flag flown December 2008 and signed by all of his Brothers and
Sisters. U.S. Flag Flown and Certificate for Sgt. Timothy M. "Smitty"
Smith on October 13, 2008 over Headquarters of the
Multi-National-Corps-Iraq in honor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. And
many more, so many Honorable Awards.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Eleanor Heckendorn on 21st September 2015

"Timmy miss your smile and amazing laugh, l wear my hero's bracelet with pride everyday."

This tribute was added by Eleanor Heckendorn on 21st September 2015

"Timmy miss your smile and amazing laugh, l wear my hero's bracelet with pride everyday."

This tribute was added by GSM Patty Smith on 21st September 2015

"To my Beloved Son Timmy SGT Timothy Michael Smith Happy 33rd Heavenly Birthday.."

This tribute was added by Dennis Baker on 7th April 2015

   I have worn your memorial t-shirt at least twice a week since 2011. You are seen everywhere and often. Thank you for your service, your spirit, and your sacrifice to our nation. You are among the few, the brave, the proven. I salute you!!
   Forever a part of our nation,
Commander Dennis Baker, US Navy (ret)"

This tribute was added by GSM Patty Smith on 21st September 2014

"Happy 32nd Birthday to my Beloved Son Timmy Smith, SGT Timothy Michael Smith, TDOH, Smitty"

This tribute was added by Dennis Baker on 20th September 2014

"I think of you every day. I wear your t-shirt with GREAT pride and remember the sacrifice that you made for others and for your country. You will be in my heart forever.
   With great admiration,
Commander Dennis Baker, US Navy (ret)"

This tribute was added by GSM Patty Smith on 12th April 2014

"To My Loving Son Timmy I Love and Miss you with All My Heart"

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