An Airman's Story: Captain James Bernard Poulet


Captain James Bernard Poulet was born in Redwood City, California, on June 11, 1956. He attended Carlmont High School and played football for the school before graduating from California Polytech University with an Engineering Degree, where Captain James B Poulet participated in the ROTC program.

After graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force on November 12, 1981.

Captain James Poulet trained as a Weapons Systems Officer and served aboard F-15s with the 4th Tactical Fighter wing. He had tours in the Philippines, Germany, and South Korea before deploying with his unit to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

Captain James Bernard Poulet died during his service on September 30, 1990, when his F-15 crashed in Saudi Arabia. He rests at the Gold Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.


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