Written by Josh Roe, News Channel 9 | May 18, 2016
Operation Song has been working with the families of those who were killed that day last July. Tracy Smith lost his son, Petty Officer Second Class Randall Smith, in the attack. He also heard his song for the first time on Wednesday morning.
“It’s hard to hear, but I think it tells a story that dying that day didn’t make him a hero,” Mr. Smith said. “Being there for his kids, spending time with them, just being there that’s what made him a hero.”
Tracy Smith and Commander White both say this process has been very helpful both writing the songs and the support of the people here.
“I’m honored Randall worked with me, and he was an amazing man and amazing sailor,” Commander White said. “I’m so happy to be able to work with Tracy, and it’s very very special.”
Operation Song will perform the songs written about July 16th at Night Fall in downtown Chattanooga on Friday, July 15th.
Source: News Channel 9