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John David Plummer

Name John David Plummer
Rank/Grade WO - W1 - Army - Reserve
Age 19
Marital Status Single
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Nov 15, 1949
From Charleston, Missouri
Length of Service {Service}
Tour Began Jun 22, 1969
Casualty Date Aug 19, 1969
Hostile/Non-Hostile   HOSTILE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Methodist

Vietnam Memorial


Panel 19W - - Line 72
John David Plummer

Visitor Comments

Posted by:Eric Kilmer
Date:Monday, December 9, 2002 10:25 AM UTC
Relationship:Flight School /Assigned to same company/
From:Marlette, MI
Comments:I was a co-pilot on the high ship and saw the crash and those moments just before. Such memories can be very hard for family and friends, so I won't go into any details here, but I would be honored to share with you what I saw if you want to know, or answer any questions you may have about our shared experiences. Please feel free to contact me anytime . Office phone 989-635-7994, snailmail care of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6770 Marlette,MI 48453, or email me. May the peace of the Lord be with you always. Love in Christ, Eric

Posted by:John Plummer
Date:Saturday, October 4, 2003 2:41 PM UTC
Relationship:Shared Name
From:Oakton, VA
Comments:I never met John, but I was an armored cavalry platoon leader in the 4th ID in the central highlands of Vietnam at the time he was killed. I was not aware, however, of his death or even of his existence. Upon my return to the world in the spring of 1970, many friends and colleagues, when they saw me, told me they thought I was dead. I couldn't figure out why so many of them thought that.

Ironically, I went on to flight school and returned to Vietnam in 1971 where I flew with the 11th ACR out of Phu Loi.

I found John's name while at the Wall one day. I was idly flipping through the directory when, on a whim, I decided to see if any Plummers had been killed in RVN. Imagine my shock and surprise when I saw John's (and my) name. It was then that I realized why so many people had thought I was dead--they had seen what they thought was my name in the casualty lists.

I've felt a certain closeness to John every since the day I found his name. I live in the DC area and go to the wall every year. I always go by and visit John when I'm there. It's really eerie seeing his name there, realizing how easily it could have been MY name.

I would appreciate anything you can share about John, his life, and his death.

Thank you very much,
Rev. John Plummer, Pastor
Oakton United Methodist Church
Oakton, Virginia

Posted by:Alexander Voog
Date:Monday, October 13, 2008 3:01 PM UTC
Comments:NEVER, EVER FORGOTTEN.........Thank You John David Plummer, Rest In Peace


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