Veteran's History Project: Veral N. Smedley
1st Class Petty Officer radio technician, U.S. Navy World War II
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
A father's advice is often very useful and timely. Veral Smedley (Smed) was a twenty year old man, working construction jobs in Utah. In the World War II time line, his life is going well. He's making money, has a roof over his head, there aren't many fast food places so he eats well too.
His father, a rancher in southeast Idaho, contacted his son and had a fran...