Robert Poole '81
Poole, Air Force Reserve technical sergeant, has a new way of promoting
his physical attributes while helping wounded vets at Walter Reed Army
Hospital in Washington, D.C. Poole, a balding 46-year-old, had an idea
to develop a logo for the “follickly impaired” and use the
proceeds to buy long-distance calling cards for wounded vets. "I
jogging along one day in
Kuwait and feeling pretty good about myself. I had lost 36 pounds at the time, and looked down at my plain white T-shirt while I was jogging and thought, ‘Why can’t we bald-headed guys have a logo of our own?’” said Poole.
Poole, an air transportation journeyman based at Pope AFB, N.C., with the 53rd Aerial Port Squadron, came up with the acronym “BALD” — “Bold All-American Loveable Dude.”
In Kuwait, Poole said he was touched deeply by the dead
and wounded he helped move back to the United States for burial or recovery.
“The sale of the T-shirts is my American way of giving back and
helping,” he said.
The wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital buy long-distance
calling cards so they can call home. Calling home is a special way to be
connected to family and loved ones.
From the proceeds of the BALD Tshirts, I want to purchase
and give these out to the soldiers,” Poole said. The all-cotton T-shirts are $14.99 each. For more information, please visit www.baldandproud.net/
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006
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