Otha Lindsey Poole

Captain
1ST PLT, 45TH MED CO, 68TH MED GROUP, 68TH MED GRP
Army of the United States
08 July 1944 - 05 February 1969
Hempstead, Texas
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68TH MED GRP

45TH MED CO
Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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05 Jan 2007

Otha Lindsey Poole was a MedEvac pilot. He was my roomate at Fort Hood, Texas. I attended his wedding to a Ms Donetta Beverly. He worked so hard to become a helo pilot. I last saw him shortly before I DEROSed, as he was just arriving in country. He was a great guy, and is greatly missed. I have never been able to find his family members.

Roy Williams
Captain, Corps of Engineers
roywilliams30@comcast.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four men from the 45th Medical Company died when their UH-1H (tail number 67-17167) was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while hovering for a night hoist medevac about 12 kilometers southeast of Xuan Loc. They were
  • CPT Otha L. Poole, Hempstead, TX, pilot;
  • WO William C. Hix, Fort Myers, FL, copilot;
  • SP4 Gary M. Johnson, Dallas, TX, gunner; and
  • SP4 James R. McNish, Knoxville, TN, crew chief.




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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Jan 2007
Last updated 09/09/2013