Jimmie Clyde Poe

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
30 May 1946 - 11 December 1966
Charleston, South Carolina
Panel 13E Line 035

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Jimmie C Poe

The database page for Jimmie Clyde Poe

8 Mar 2004

For Jimmie, my friend, I miss you. I remember the times your sister and I would get mad at each other when we were kids and you would still have me come over to the house. We had lots of fun growing up next door to each other.

From a friend,
Sara Dunlap

25 May 2004

Jimmie Poe and I went through Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) together at Fort Gordon, Georgia, during the months of May and June, 1966. He was a good guy and always strove to do his best. We spent a lot of time together as we were in the same platoon. When we shipped out to Vietnam, he was sent to the 1st Infantry Division and I went to the 25th Infantry Division. Our AIT company lost 14 men in Vietnam that I am aware of, including my friend, Jimmie Clyde Poe. May he rest in peace.

From a fellow soldier,
John Lorts

26 May 2004

He was a true big brother.
He teased, picked on me, and we fought many times as kids.
However, he was loved and I still miss him after all this time.
Two of my grandsons have his eyes.
Because he died our youngest brother was allow to stay at home and is still with me.
He was not drafted, but went willingly.
He will always be in my heart.

From his only sister and the middle child,
Patsy Poe Snelgrove
8810 Deerwood Drive Lot 14, N. Charleston, SC 29406

15 Oct 2006

My name is Adam Benjamin Poe. Jimmie would have been my Uncle - he was my father's older brother. I am 9 years older than Jimmie was at his death. I have served in the Military as well. I am thankful that there are the memorials for such men, but I wish they were not necessary. I have seen his name on stone more than I have seen his face in picture. I know only that he is missed more than is expressed by those who knew him.

Adam Benjamin Poe

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 1/16th Infantry, was engaged in heavy fighting on 11 December 1966 following an ambush on Route 13 north of Lai Khe. Seventeen US soldiers were killed in the engagement:
  • 1LT Benny A. Starr, Seattle, WA
  • SSG Elmer W. Dickens, Wahiawa, HI
  • SSG Dennis Harper, Amigo, WV
  • SGT Michael C. Kirby, Miami, FL
  • SGT Antonio A. Solis, Philadelphia, PA
  • SP4 Alvin E. Kurtz, Hillman, MN
  • SP4 John E. Lawler, McNabb, IL
  • SP4 Jimmie C. Poe, Charleston, SC
  • PFC Ludin Bermudez-Quinones, Rio Piedras, PR
  • PFC Vito V. Bruno, Toledo, OH, medic (HQ Co with C/1/16th Infantry)
  • PFC Robert E. Jones, Redwood Falls, MN
  • PFC Donald L. Lee, Orlando, FL
  • PFC Michael R. McCommons, Anaheim, CA
  • PFC Tommie L. Mooney, Jackson, MS
  • PFC James H. Smith, Milton, FL
  • PFC Joshua Welch, Alachua, FL
  • PFC John E. Widener, Ventura, CA
SP4 Jimmie Clyde Poe's headstone at Summerville Cemetery, Dorchester County, South Carolina, is inscribed as follows:

Jimmie Clyde Poe
South Carolina
Sp4 Co C 16 Inf 1 Inf Div
Vietnam BSM - PH
May 30, 1946
Dec. 11, 1966

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 8 Mar 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009