Court Team

Mark Stevens – Judge

Brian Reardon– Assistant City Attorney

Kenneth Roberts – Volunteer Veteran Attorney

Bob Zentz – Volunteer Veteran Attorney

Steve Swinton – Volunteer Veteran Attorney

Mel Grimes – Volunteer Veteran Attorney

Jessica Ambrose – Special Programs and Services

Serena Trehern – VA Justice Outreach Specialist

Mike Blanchard – Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

Donna Lee – Volunteer Mentor Coordinator

Shannon Smith – Court Support Specialist

Amber Gentry – Judicial Assistant and Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator

For information please call: (702) 267-3350

 

In Memory of Henderson VTC’s First Mentor Coordinator

Major Richard L. Smith U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)

Dick Smith

September 26, 1939 – July 8, 2016
Obituary
Major Richard Lee Smith USMC, Vietnam Veteran fighter pilot, “flew west” after his final “launch”—8 July 2016—from his Henderson, Nevada home. His beloved wife Milan Smith and Milan’s sister Joyce were at his side as he slipped away to his Eternal Home. He was born on the farm in Eldora, Iowa on 26 September 1939. As a Marine lieutenant he donned the naval aviator “Wings of Gold.” By February 1967 he was flying combat missions with the VMFA-122 “Crusaders” out of Danang, Republic of Vietnam. In March 1968 he was ordered to leave his adored fighter-cockpit to support…
Major Richard Lee Smith USMC, Vietnam Veteran fighter pilot, “flew west” after his final “launch”—8 July 2016—from his Henderson, Nevada home. His beloved wife Milan Smith and Milan’s sister Joyce were at his side as he slipped away to his Eternal Home. He was born on the farm in Eldora, Iowa on 26 September 1939. As a Marine lieutenant he donned the naval aviator “Wings of Gold.” By February 1967 he was flying combat missions with the VMFA-122 “Crusaders” out of Danang, Republic of Vietnam. In March 1968 he was ordered to leave his adored fighter-cockpit to support infantry Marines surrounded at Khe Sanh Combat Base. For thirty days he expertly rallied Marine fighter-bombers and called in air strikes against the enemy. Leaving his bunker’s protection to rescue wounded Marines, he received his own wounds. For his heroism he was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Heart Medals. As a combat wounded Marine, he was retired from the USMC in 1974. He never left the Marine Corps or the Marines he saved and honored. Richard Smith is survived by his wife Milan and by his 8 children and 9 grandchildren.  Major R. L. Smith will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.