1966 - 1967
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Spec. 4 Clair (Skip) Poorman, Jr. served in K Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as a
crewman on K-16 ACAV. K-16 was the only ACAV to run on it's own power after the
ambush of May 21, 1967. Skip lives in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He has contributed
K-16 - After the ambush.
Skip With His Crew - March, 1967
On The Boat - September, 1966 on the Pacific Ocean
Chopper Re-supply - Somewhere in the Iron Triangle
Skip Poorman writes about the photo - K-16: "someone gave me the
picture while I was in the hospital (at base camp) . Our track (as far as I know, was the
only vehicle able to run on it's own power after the ambush.."
Read the remarkable story of the K Troop ambush of May 21, 1967 at The History of the K Troop Bandana.
Skip Poorman Today
In June of 2001 Skip submitted two photos taken in the audio/visual room of the school
where he works. On the door, Skip has a tribute to the 16 members of K Troop who
died in the ambush of May 21, 1967.
Thought For The Day
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - Altoona, PA - June, 2001
Approaching The Wall
Skip At The Wall's Apex
The East Wall
The West Wall