Retired Capt. Franklin D. Smith, SC, USN, 85, passed away on April 11, 2018. Smith retired from the Navy after 25 years of active service while serving on the staff of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree from Harvard. Duty assignments include: USS Hunt (DD 674); U.S. Naval Academy; Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; USS Maury (AGS 16); Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Bureau of Ships, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Naval Material Command Headquarters, Washington, D.C.