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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw

January 21, 1921 - November 7, 1967

— Kiowa Warrior —

 
 
1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker
Inscription.  
Most decorated Indian soldier in United States history who was honored by receiving forty-two awards and medals from the U.S. Armed Forces including five Bronze Stars, four Silver Stars, three Purple Hearts and one Air Medal.

The brave combat veteran of three wars - World War II, Korea and, Vietnam, was killed in 1967, when, as a SFC in Vietnam he was trying to rescue one of his wounded men, under fire.

Sculptor: Leonard McMurry
Donors: Members of the Kiowa Tribe and friends

 
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 35° 4.357′ N, 98° 13.685′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is on East Central Boulevard (State Highway 9) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of
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Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José Maria (a few steps from this marker); John Ross (a few steps from this marker); Roberta Campbell Lawson (a few steps from this marker); Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Will Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Stand Watie (within shouting distance of this marker); Pushmataha (within shouting distance of this marker); Osceola (Asi Yahola) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
Also see . . .  1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw.
In 1942, Poolaw joined his father and two brothers in World War II. He earned his first Purple Heart when he was wounded in September 1944. He earned his first Silver Star for his actions near Recogne, Belgium, while serving in Company M, 8th Infantry Regiment, when he pushed his unit forward under heavy fire and hurled hand grenades at enemy machine guns until the enemy dispersed. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker
The view of the 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker in the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw Marker in the park
Pascal C. Poolaw during the Korean War image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Wikipedia, circa 1951
4. Pascal C. Poolaw during the Korean War
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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