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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

County vet rep from long line of service

 

Jess Macinko

NEW VET REP: Bill Smith is Klickitat County's new Veterans Services representative.

William Smith traces his family roots back to 625 A.D. The common denominator in that long line of ancestors? Military service.

"We were on the battlefields of Stirling with William Wallace. My great great-grandfathers on my mother's side were both combat medical people in the Spanish American War. There's a name on the side of the monument at the Alamo: William H. Smith. That man was my great, great, great-grandfather's brother."

Smith, an active-duty veteran and former recruiter for the Army National Guard, is Klickitat County's new veteran's service officer. His office hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesdays at the adult probation office in the county courthouse in Goldendale, and Thursd...



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