Jerry Smith, on Okinawa during WWII

Jerry Smith, on Okinawa during WWII. Jerry served in the Army's 718th Amphibious Tractor Battalion of XXIV Corps. He was a driver and armorer on an LVT-4 amphibian tractor, or "amtrac." (Credits: Michael Smith)

Jerry Smith, on Okinawa during WWII. Jerry served in the Army’s 718th Amphibious Tractor Battalion of XXIV Corps. He was a driver and armorer on an LVT-4 amphibian tractor, or “amtrac.” (Credits: Michael Smith)