K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

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Skip PoormanClair Poorman, Jr.

Nickname: Skip

K Troop

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 the following.

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.

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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

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