Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Emmet F. Smith “Frank”
By William Tauro
This past Saturday at the State House in Boston, longtime Somerville resident Emmet F. Smith “Frank” was presented the “Ambassador for Peace Medal” in recognition for his services in the Korean War.
Emmet F. Smith “Frank” served in the United States Army during the Korean War error. A special thanks to Somerville Veterans Services Director Byran Bishop who worked tirelessly and highly recommend Frank to make sure that this presentation happened and that Frank was recognized accordingly.
Today Frank and his family still proudly live in Somerville. Frank and his wife Betty will be married for 67 years this coming October.
Frank who will turn 87 years old in November still remains very active and can always be found jamming with the family’s band, “The Rainbow’s End Irish Band.”
Frank also worked for the City many years for the Somerville Housing Authority where he just recently retired.
Frank always helps out the Somerville Lion’s Club quite a bit with their local charities whenever asked by playing his guitar and singing during charitable fundraising events for the club as well as many other charitable events across the city.
We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.
3 thoughts on “Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Emmet F. Smith “Frank””
Frank and Betty are my aunt and uncle. i.love and miss them both.
He’s THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’m so proud to call him Dad. A treasure to the City and it’s residents. Thank you Somerville News Weekly. 🙂
God bless you Frank.