This website is dedicated to my Grandfather, Guy D. Smith, who not only has made a great contribution to the study of soil science in his life, but also documented/filmed much of the construction of the Ledo Road in WWII.
Once he returned to the states, he accepted a priority government job in Washington, D.C. with the Department of Agriculture. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1972 as the director of the U.S. Soils Conservation Service. He traveled extensively throughout the world documenting soil samples for the U.S. Government throughout much of his career. In 1981 he passed away in Ghent, Belgium.
My grandfather received the American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the AP Theater Ribbon WWII Bronze Battle Stars, and one overseas service bar.
26 May 1945
“Tonight I am along the Stillwell Road, somewhere in Burma.”
Please view a short video clip about my grandfather below.
More information can be found at the NRCS link.
An award in his honor is also given each year.
Related publications on soil science can be found on the Soil Science Society of America's website.
Some general information about the Ledo Road can be found here.
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