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Georgia Smith A Veteran's Story


Courtesy of Georgia Smith

Navy Yeoman Smith at bootcamp graduation.

Born in 1963, in the state of Utah, Georgia Smith nee Grover experienced lots of travel across the Unitied States until landing in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.

Smith moved to California as a child and graduated from Quartz Hill High School in 1981. Upon graduation, she and a girlfriend mulled around the idea of going in the military. After speaking with her dad, TSgt. Willard F. Grover, who retired from the United States Air Force, they were steered to the United States Navy.

After deciding on enlisting in the Navy, Smith and her friend, Barbara Wiebe Rickman, tested and waited for their slot to c...

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