Lamar    Poole,  Sr.
  Rank, Service
Staff Sergeant,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1941-1946
World War II 1941-1945
Cold War 1945-1946

Lamar Poole was born on January 15, 1918, in Minter City, Mississippi. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, on September 24, 1941, and was trained as an Infantryman. Sgt Poole deployed with Company H of the 28th Infantry Regiment to England in December 1943, and landed at Utah Beach in France on July 4, 1944. During World War II, he participated with his unit in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, and he was wounded in action on December 3, 1944, in Germany. SSG Poole returned to the United States in March 1945, and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army on February 22, 1946. Lamar Poole died on November 30, 1991, and was buried at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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