Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Donavon F. Smith
Lieutenant General USAF
—1922 - 1974 —
His body now rests in the United States Air Force Academy in the foothills of the Rockies.
General Smith served in a variety of vital Air Force assignments that included tours with Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; Strategic Air Command; and the Air Defense Command. He also served as commander of the Alaskan Air Command and the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force, Turkey. His military decorations and awards included the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and Distinguished Unit Citation
Location. 41° 49.609′ N, 86° 14.782′ W. Marker is in Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street (State Highway 51) and S. 12th Street, on the right when traveling east on E. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niles MI 49120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donavon F. Smith Veterans Memorial Park Monument (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chapin House / Henry Austin Chapin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ferry Street School (approx. half a mile away); Second Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Four Flags Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Wesley United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niles.
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