Poole, William Claude, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1949 - 1967

Master Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Memphis, TN
Last Address
Memphis, TN

Casualty Date
Mar 06, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pine Crest Cemetery - Mobile, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16E 030

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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Recoilless Rifle

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 35th Infantry 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1967, 11B10, B Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1966-1967, 11B10, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On March 6, 1967 in military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam SFC William Claude Poole of Memphis, TN was serving as a platoon leader for Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, which was conducting a search and destroy operation near the village of Hoa Tan.  Intense enemy fires killed him as he himself led a platoon of young Soldiers.

MSG Poole was buried at Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Headland, Alabama.  Find A Grave Memorial:




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