Otis Beverley SinkSergeant
B TRP, 1ST SQD, 9TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
14 March 1935 - 27 February 1967
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The database page for Otis Beverley Sink
Photos courtesy of his sister,Pat Walter, and wife, Martha Sink.
I was only 17 when we lost you. I had just received my high school ring and was so happy to walk home. But my happiness changed when I walked home to see all the tears.
There are so many things I remember about you, your curly hair, your sense of humor, taking me roller skating with you, and if I'm honest, I guess you spoiled me just a tiny bit. The last thing you told me was not to get married until you got back, you only had 80 days left.
You will be happy to know Martha is still as beautiful as ever. Janice, your daughter, is as beautiful as her mother, and Mike, that bouncing little boy, is the image of his Dad, and yes you have a beautiful granddaughter, Alish.
You are also sadly missed by Melvin, Jo, Doug, Barbara, Ginny, and Charles, your remaining brothers and sisters.
Your little sister,
I know He goes to warI can't tell you of ever finding God in church
And I can't remember feeling
He was near me when I went there.
I do remember seeing a lot of friendly smiling faces
No, I don't remember seeing God in church
I did feel God in Vietnam -
I felt him when, after an all night fire fight,
He was there when I collected
He was behind me when I heard
I caught a glimpse of God when I felt the heat of napalm
I felt him around me when
I saw his reflection in the faces of my men
He led me in the "Lord's prayer"
When we set up night ambushes
He sent loneliness to guarantee the fond memories
I'll always remember the strength God gave
He sent boys to war.
I don't know if God goes to church,
Written by Barry L. McAlpine
From a friend,
B Troop, 1/9th Cavalry, lost two men in the engagement described in the Citation above: Sergeant Sink and Corporal Gordon R. Tefteller of Elm Springs, Arkansas.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009