Smith to be honored on Paulding Wall of Honor

The Pauld­ing County Wall of Honor at the cour­t­house has a new name. Ran­dall Smith, a Pauld­ing native, died last July from injuries he received dur­ing a domes­tic ter­ror­ist attack on the Navy Oper­a­tions Sup­port Cen­ter in Chat­tanooga. His name will be placed under a new cat­e­gory: Global War on Terror.
The attack, which occurred July 16 at two mil­i­tary facil­i­ties, claimed the lives of four Marines as well. On Dec. 16, the U.S. Navy announced Smith and the Marines would all receive the Pur­ple Heart after an inves­ti­ga­tion found the “attack was inspired by a for­eign ter­ror­ist group.”
U.S. Navy Petty Offi­cer 2nd Class Smith was a 2007 grad­u­ate of Pauld­ing High School. Smith is sur­vived by his wife, Angie and three young daughters.
In June, the county unveiled its Wall of Honor, which has the names of more than 300 of the county’s ser­vice­men who were killed in the line of duty dur­ing a war.

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