Many From Coffee County Honor Fallen Navy Petty Officer
That procession was met by people waving American flags from the time Smith landed to when he got home.
In Manchester, hundreds lined the interstate overpasses waving American flags, shouting USA and some people became overwhelmed by the moment and began to cry.
The funeral for Smith was held Saturday in his hometown in Georgia. Smith leaves behind a wife and three young daughters, but he didn’t leave them without a fight. He underwent several surgeries before he died.