The family of Captain Alan Poindexter, the former NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander who died July 1, has announced that a beneficial trust has been established for his son, Samuel Poindexter. The trust — created in response to the outpouring of concern and support from those who knew and respected Captain Poindexter -- will provide for the long-term health, support and maintenance of Poindexter's severely autistic and epileptic son.
Needing 24-hour care, Samuel Poindexter'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:
Wells Fargo Advisors
208 Golden Oak Court, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Donations are not tax deductible. 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).
Throughout the various facets of Captain Poindexter's 26-year career 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, all who met "Dex" were immediately cognizant of his selfless dedication to our nation, his innate leadership capabilities, his steadfast devotion to his beloved sons, Zachary and Samuel, and his profound love and respect for his wife, Lisa.