Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Smith, Palmerton, have received word from the Defense Department of the death of their son, Corporal Donald L. Smith, in Korea on Sept. 3. The young man was awaiting return to the U.S. on rotation. He entered the U.S. Army in May 1950, while a pupil at Palmerton High School. He received the Purple Heart with cluster for sustaining frozen feet and shrapnel wounds during severe fighting in Korea last year.