Retired Army Maj. Charles H. Smith, 61, an ordance officer in World War II and an adviser in Vietnam in the late 1950s, died Thursday at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria after a heart attack.
Since retiring from the Army in 1959, he had worked as a budget analyst with the Federal Aviation Administration until retiring a second time on Jan. 13.
Maj. Smith was a native of Philadelphia. He served as an enlisted man in the Old Guard and cavalry before entering officer candidate school before Word War II.
During the war, he served as an drdinance officer in the Pacific and saw duty at Okinawa.
After the war, Maj. Smith served in Hawaii and in the Ordance Corps of the Army's general staff at the Pentagon.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and a model train enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy T., two daughters, Lynn Wood and Sharon Vincent, and three sons, Steven, Robert, and David Charles, all of the home in Alexandria; two other daughters, Carol Hill, of Clarkston, Ga., and Catherine Hedrick, of San Diego; a brother, Norris Ward, of Sellersville, Pa.; a sister, Violet Baker, of West Chester, Pa., and seven grandchildren.