Cecil B. Smyth Jr.

November 28, 1929January 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Linwood WBorn in Ft. Worth, TX. He was the only son of the late Aline (Dobkins) and Cecil B. Smyth, Sr.

He graduated from Texas A & M University Class ‘52 and then through college entered the ROTC program.

Colonel Cecil Smyth served his country for over 24 years, in the US Army attaining the rank of LTC working in the Foreign Service and then attended Special Forces School. He also worked through the US Army after the Vietnam War for the state Department for Many years until his retirement.

He also enjoyed studying and tracing the genealogy of his family and his Revolutionary War ancestors. And wrote books on the Battles where there participated in.

Colonel Cecil Smyth is survived by his wife Gabriela V. Smyth, Daughter, Linda Lee Smyth. And a son C. Britton Smyth III. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Logan A. Smyth, Makaya W. Smyth and Colton N. Smyth.

Funeral Services will be held at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Pa. 1:30 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Friends may call from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM Tuesday at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512.

Online condolences may be made at

. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, PA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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January 13, 2014

I first met Cecil at the Charing Cross Hotel in London many years ago, it was a day never forgotten. Rest In Peace My Friend.
Roy Turner [England - now Cyprus]

Don Drewry, VP SAR

January 12, 2014

On behalf of the Valley Forge Chapter, Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, we extend our deepest sympathy to Compatriot Cecil Smyth Jr's family, his wife Gabriela, daughter Linda, and son Briton.

Gil Burket

January 12, 2014

I knew Cecil in his role as a historian and archivist for the Vietnam War. His knowleddge was unique and filled many gaps in our kknowledge of the period. He was very helpful to me in my initial studies of the period, and I will always remember him for his generosity with his time and his patience. He will be fondly remembered and missed.

Victor Aviles. (SGM, Ret)

January 12, 2014

Please accept our condolence for a great warrior, husband ,and father. You served our nation well. Rest in Peace my friend.

Todd Stonecypher

January 11, 2014

Smyth family. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Cecil you were a great pioneer and influential person for thousands to follow. All the best, Todd Stonecypher family

Dutch Byers

January 10, 2014

LTC Smyth - go high where the eagles fly! God Bless!