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#787184 - 07/02/12 01:11 PM Dex is gone....  
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#787188 - 07/02/12 01:32 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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OH NO! What a tragedy. I feel for his son and his family. RIP DEX!





#787191 - 07/02/12 01:36 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Very sad.


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#787194 - 07/02/12 01:41 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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All now gone...

#787197 - 07/02/12 01:48 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Terrible. This is so sad.


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#787202 - 07/02/12 01:58 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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I'm in shock. Really sad news. He was a good friend and riding buddy. Condolences to Lisa, Zach and Sam and the rest of the Poindexter family.


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#787203 - 07/02/12 02:00 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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So terrible. Rest in peace, brother.

Condolences to the family.


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#787204 - 07/02/12 02:01 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Very sad. cry

#787206 - 07/02/12 02:06 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Terribly sad news. My condolences to his family and his friends here.


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#787207 - 07/02/12 02:09 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Sad in so many way. Rest in peace.


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#787211 - 07/02/12 02:23 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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very sad news. it will be a major story down here in nasa land.

think of all the danger/risk he was involved in during his career...a jet ski.


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#787212 - 07/02/12 02:25 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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This is so heartbreaking.

Several of us were fortunate to come to personally know Dex through riding events on this board, and his generosity and humility matched his formidable talent and skills.

What a great man. So sorry for his family's loss.


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#787217 - 07/02/12 02:43 PM RIP Dex  
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I'm sick to my stick. Friend, riding partner, astronaut (3 trips in the shuttle), great husband/father, died in a water ski accident yesterday. I'm still in shock. We rode in two countries and 7 states together. I still can't believe it. Alan Poindexter, you were a good man and may you RIP. This shot was taken on our trip through northern Mexico. Thanks to Jake for letting us know.






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#787218 - 07/02/12 02:44 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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#787219 - 07/02/12 02:44 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Sorry to hear the news. Condolences to his family.


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#787221 - 07/02/12 02:45 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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Here's another shot from the same trip. From left to right: me, Dex, David Bearden, Mark Davis, Kenny Haynes.




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#787228 - 07/02/12 02:59 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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This is a shocker. My heart goes out to his family, and especially his son that collided with him. May Dex rest in peace.


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#787229 - 07/02/12 02:59 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Wow! That's just a crying shame. My condolences to his family and friends.


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#787230 - 07/02/12 03:00 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I'm so very sorry for the pain you feel David and for that of all the folks here who knew Dex. Thank you for sharing those photos.





#787232 - 07/02/12 03:06 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Kathy R]  
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cry cry cry

That's awful. Condolences to the family


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#787239 - 07/02/12 03:21 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: outpost22]  
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Trying to locate the photo of Dex in flight with the bmwst.com card





#787242 - 07/02/12 03:31 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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I have no words to express my sadness. cry

It was an honor to meet you Dex.


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#787248 - 07/02/12 04:04 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I was shocked when I cliked on the news link. You never expect it to be someone you know. My prayers and condolences go out to his family.


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#787249 - 07/02/12 04:06 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Chris K]  
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#787250 - 07/02/12 04:08 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I am so sorry!! My heart goes out to his family and to his sons in particular. I only had a chance to ride with Dex a few times. He was one of those people you took to immediately. What horrible news!

Here's the pic Kathy was looking for-



More on Dex


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#787251 - 07/02/12 04:09 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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So very sad to read this. RIP Dex.


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#787258 - 07/02/12 04:39 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I'm SO sorry to hear of this. And so sad for those of you who were his dear friends.

Had always hoped to meet him sometime and figure out where our family trees actually connected.

Condolences to all.

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#787260 - 07/02/12 04:45 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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What a tragic day. My condolences to those close to him.


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#787263 - 07/02/12 04:59 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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So sorry to hear of this tragedy. My condolences to his family, especially to his son, and all from this group who knew him.


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#787264 - 07/02/12 04:59 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: leikam]  
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Horrible news! Glad I met him at the UN in ark. Great guy.


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#787266 - 07/02/12 05:04 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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A couple others from that same trip:







Letting my son James check out the T-38:


And a visit to Monterey last year to ride PCH:


Enjoying his new job as the Dean at the Naval Postgraduate School


Many other great memories. frown


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#787271 - 07/02/12 05:32 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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That's just awful. My sympathies to his family and all of you who knew him.


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#787275 - 07/02/12 05:54 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: RoadWolf]  
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terrible news. fair winds and following seas Capt.


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#787287 - 07/02/12 06:49 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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He never knew that he was my hero. A genuine spaceman on the same forum as me. Sad, sad, sad.


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#787288 - 07/02/12 06:50 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: David]  
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sO vERY sorry to hear of this.

wow...I am speechless.


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#787293 - 07/02/12 07:11 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: hANNAbONE]  
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This is so tragic in every sense of the word. Rest in peace, Dex.


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#787298 - 07/02/12 07:55 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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No words - tragic.

Life is short, folks. Don't take it for granted.

RIP and God's Blessings to his family.


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#787301 - 07/02/12 08:04 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Marty Hill]  
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Very Sad news.


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#787302 - 07/02/12 08:05 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: BULLman]  
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The paper where most of the details showed up called me, and I gave them an interview to fill in some of the personal side of Dex. I also gave them some more pictures to post. Here's the article:

http://brow.se.com/M1aPsy

I also just heard from Lisa, his wife. She just emailed two words: "In shock."


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#787311 - 07/02/12 09:15 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: outpost22]  
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Terrible shocking news. Condolences to the family and to DAvid and others who lost a friend.
Just another example that you never know what and when it is going to take you.


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#787322 - 07/02/12 09:57 PM Re: Dex is gone.... [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Wow! That's just a crying shame. My condolences to his family and friends.


+1


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#787335 - 07/02/12 10:41 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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Very sad. RIP Dex... cry


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#787336 - 07/02/12 10:44 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Ron_B]  
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Look, I know this is of no solace, but I think the man had it covered while he was here.

Sad indeed.

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#787353 - 07/03/12 12:42 AM Re: RIP Dex [Re: mbelectric]  
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Well Sh!t.

God speed Dex.


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#787377 - 07/03/12 02:51 AM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I heared of it from of all places on the radio broadcast at noon today at work. Took my breath away that we lost him so suddenly.

Godspeed and shine with the stars Dex!


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#787407 - 07/03/12 12:54 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: enfoman]  
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Very sad. Dex enriched this motorcycle community just by being part of it.


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#787412 - 07/03/12 01:29 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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I really feel for the son (who hit them), I suspect he will have some struggles.

How ironic that Dex engaged in one of the most dangerous professions there is, then to die doing something rather straight forward. There's no explaining it all.


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#787475 - 07/03/12 05:13 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Ken H.]  
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Both Deb and I are absolutely gutted. We spent an enjoyable time with Dex and Lisa several years back, talking about travelling and retirement. RIP to a great guy.

We can only imagine the grief she and the boys are enduring at this time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to them.


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#787511 - 07/03/12 08:58 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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A bunch of great pictures (35 or so) of Dex and more details about his life in this expanded article from a Florida newspaper that's followed it most closely. He's smiling in every picture, of course! David Bearden and I were just on the phone, pausing between tears a few times, thinking about it. Many Pix and Story about Dex


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#787539 - 07/03/12 11:35 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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So sad...I cant imagine what the son is going through...


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#787571 - 07/04/12 03:49 AM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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So sad and unfair. My condolences to all who were close to him.


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#787613 - 07/04/12 03:40 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: David]  
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Very sad, condolences to the family and friends.


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#787623 - 07/04/12 05:11 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Dietrich]  
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So sad to lose an American hero this close to 4th of July. RIP Dex in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

#788122 - 07/06/12 08:44 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Francis]  
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Can't let the week finish without sharing a little Dex snippet:

I was the Un-organizer for Unrally Dos in Little Springs Arkansas. On the last day when most bikes have left, there were a number of us sitting on a picnic bench reminiscing and winding down.

Then this affable gent takes a seat to my right, and says what a wonderful time he had coming out to meet and ride with us all. One of my friends at the table who knew I was in the military makes a reference to it, calling me "Spy-boy" or something. So, the gent says "So, you were in the military?" I say, "Yep, a while back I'm afraid." He queries "What did you do?" I reply, "I was stuck in the back of an Air Force plane for six years listening to Russians."

Then he smiles, nods and says "Ahhh, Rivet Joint, eh?"

Who IS this guy, I'm thinking? While not classified, knowing the platform codename for the USAF RC-135 reconnaissance mission isn't exactly on the forefront of the average person's vocabulary.

"Uh, yep, you got it." I blurt out, with my now squinty eyes that are met with his knowing smirk. "So" I say, "You obviously have a military background, are you active duty?" Affable gent leans back a little, realizing he was now in a conversation he probably didn't intend and says "Well, I'm kinda on loan from the Navy to NASA right now."

I take a chance, but I think I got him cornered. I takeover the knowing smirk territory, give my best Columbo quizzical head tilt, lean in and quietly say, "Hmmm, the only people whom I know who are "on loan from the US Navy to NASA" (and pause for effect).... are Shuttle Drivers."

His smirk turns into a full smile, confirming that I hit bullseye, and he confesses "Well, that's true, but not yet." He extended his hand, shook mine and said "I'm Dex."

I am going to miss knowing that Alan Poindexter is out there. I have enjoyed a life-altering opportunity to witness him fly off the tarmac during STS-122, and for that I am eternally grateful. Many of us have ridden with him, and personally witnessed his joyful ways. In many respects, I know he really, truly valued his relationships here as a respite from the rigorous demands of his work.

We are lucky to have known him, and he us. We are diminished, but grateful.


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#793978 - 08/06/12 03:21 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Jake]  
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From Dex's wife Lisa. I plan to be in Monterey Friday if anyone wants to join me.

"Hi all, 

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of concern and support that we have received from all of you following Alan’s recent death. Whether you knew Alan as a steadfast friend, devoted father, adoring husband, Naval Aviator, Astronaut, Dean of Students or met through his participation in many activities in the community, your expressions of caring have been greatly appreciated and your kindness has been deeply cherished. 

We want to let you know that a memorial for Alan has been set for 1:00 pm on Friday, August 10, at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. 

The memorial will take place outdoors on the lawn adjacent to Hermann Hall. Eulogies will be delivered by U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Dutton Jr. — the pilot of the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery, which was led by Alan from April 5-20, 2010; Vice Admiral Dan Oliver (Ret.), President of the Naval Post Graduate School; and Lt. Col. Lang Sias, a life-long friend and distinguished pilot. A missing man formation will be flown by the VX-9 Vampires, the Navy’s premier Air Test & Evaluation Squadron, immediately following the memorial. 

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled for November 2012- for more detailed information and updates, please visit the Captain Alan Poindexter Memorial - Trust for Samuel P. Poindexter Facebook Page.

In response to the many inquiries we’ve received about the way in which people may be able to help, we’ve established a beneficial special needs trust that will provide for the long-term health, support and maintenance of Samuel, our son who is severely autistic and epileptic.

Needing 24-hour care, Samuel’s acute and challenging special needs will be supported for the rest of his life via the Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust. Those interested in making a gift of a donation may do so via:


The Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust

Wells Fargo Advisors

208 Golden Oak Court, Suite 300

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 

Questions and requests for information may be addressed to Chris Holladay or any other member his team at Wells Fargo Advisors via 866.377.4950 (Toll Free) or 757.431.6311 (Office). Or Chris can be reached at  chris.holladay@wellsfargoadvisors.com  

We are truly grateful for all of your concern and support these past few weeks and hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved father and adored husband and honor his dedicated service to our country as a combat-proven Naval Aviator, decorated Fighter Pilot, experienced Test Pilot, respected Astronaut and esteemed Dean of Students at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

Thank you again for your overwhelming kindness throughout these past few weeks and we appreciate your consideration of the Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust. 

Most Sincerely,

Lisa"


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#794005 - 08/06/12 05:33 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Jake]  
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Originally Posted By: Jake
One of my friends at the table who knew I was in the military makes a reference to it, calling me "Spy-boy" or something.


I believe that was me. I was in close proximity to that conversation if my memory serves me well. That was the first and last time I had ever met Dex. I barely knew him.... but I send my best to his family and friends.

It always sucks when we loose one of our own here at BMWST.com, this is no exception. frown

Something I said in February 2007.... "I'll see you on the other side with a full tank of gas and a fresh set of tires" Ride on brother...

#794010 - 08/06/12 05:47 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: Les is more]  
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The family has sent the following:

Quote:
> From: Lisa Poindexter <Lisa.Poindexter@mac.com>
> Date: August 5, 2012 8:20:55 PM EDT
> To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
> Subject: CAPT Alan Poindexter Memorial - Announcing the Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust
>
> Hi all,
>
> Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of concern and support that we have received from all of you following Alan’s recent death. Whether you knew Alan as a steadfast friend, devoted father, adoring husband, Naval Aviator, Astronaut, Dean of Students or met through his participation in many activities in the community, your expressions of caring have been greatly appreciated and your kindness has been deeply cherished.
>
> We want to let you know that a memorial for Alan has been set for 1:00 pm on Friday, August 10, at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
>
> The memorial will take place outdoors on the lawn adjacent to Hermann Hall. Eulogies will be delivered by U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Dutton Jr. — the pilot of the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery, which was led by Alan from April 5-20, 2010; Vice Admiral Dan Oliver (Ret.), President of the Naval Post Graduate School; and Lt. Col. Lang Sias, a life-long friend and distinguished pilot. A missing man formation will be flown by the VX-9 Vampires, the Navy’s premier Air Test & Evaluation Squadron, immediately following the memorial.
>
> Interment at Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled for November 2012- for more detailed information and updates, please visit the Captain Alan Poindexter Memorial - Trust for Samuel P. Poindexter Facebook Page.
>
> In response to the many inquiries we’ve received about the way in which people may be able to help, we’ve established a beneficial special needs trust that will provide for the long-term health, support and maintenance of Samuel, our son who is severely autistic and epileptic.
>
> Needing 24-hour care, Samuel’s acute and challenging special needs will be supported for the rest of his life via the Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust. Those interested in making a gift of a donation may do so via:
>
> The Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust
>
> Wells Fargo Advisors
>
> 208 Golden Oak Court, Suite 300
> Virginia Beach, VA 23452
>
> Questions and requests for information may be addressed to Chris Holladay or any other member his team at Wells Fargo Advisors via 866.377.4950 (Toll Free) or 757.431.6311 (Office). Or Chris can be reached at chris.holladay@wellsfargoadvisors.com
>
> We are truly grateful for all of your concern and support these past few weeks and hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved father and adored husband and honor his dedicated service to our country as a combat-proven Naval Aviator, decorated Fighter Pilot, experienced Test Pilot, respected Astronaut and esteemed Dean of Students at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
>
> Thank you again for your overwhelming kindness throughout these past few weeks and we appreciate your consideration of the Samuel Pfeiffer Poindexter Special Needs Trust.
>
> Most Sincerely,
>
> Lisa


With thanks to all the members of this board who donate to its ongoing maintenance, the management of this board, on behalf of all of our members, is making a donation to this fund. Godspeed, Dex.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


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#794015 - 08/06/12 06:09 PM Re: RIP Dex [Re: EffBee]  
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Thanks Fernando!


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