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EVERETT ALLEN PLANCK

  • Wall Name:EVERETT A PLANCK
  • Date of Birth:5/12/1948
  • Date of Casualty:9/13/1968
  • Home of Record:WINCHESTER
  • County of Record:CLARK COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:44W, 53
  • Casualty Province:QUANG DUC

DONALD EUGENE POWLES

  • Wall Name:DONALD E POWLES
  • Date of Birth:8/24/1945
  • Date of Casualty:9/13/1968
  • Home of Record:RED OAK
  • County of Record:MONTGOMERY COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:44W, 52
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

GERALD W PLUNKETT


is honored on Panel 44W, Line 53 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CPT Gerald W. Plunkett

    Posted on 4/24/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On September 13, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17552) from A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, crashed after losing five feet of the aircraft’s tail boom due to ground fire. The helicopter was on a 20-ship battalion combat lift near Loc Ninh during poor weather with a ceiling at approximately 700' when it was shot down by an enemy .51 caliber heavy machine gun. Eight persons were killed in the incident. The pilot attempted autorotating the damaged helicopter, but the rotorhead separated from the mast and the aircraft hit the ground traveling down and sideways. The gunner, SP4 Raymond E. Lanter, jumped before reaching the ground but did not survive. Seven other personnel on board perished in the crash. They included aircraft commander CPT Gerald W. Plunkett, pilot CW2 William Manzanares Jr., and crew chief SP5 Jose D. Guiterrez-Velazques. The lost passengers were MGEN Keith L. Ware, SMAJ Joseph A. Venable, LTC Henry M. Oliver, and 1LT Steven L. Beck. MGEN Ware’s white German Shepard, “King,” was also killed. [Taken from vhpa.org, armyaircrews.com, and vvmf.org]
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  • My fellow aviator

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by Bill Beasley wgbeasjr@comcast.net
    Jerry was my first roommate in VN. We served together in the Big Red One, and for a week, I had the great honor of flying MG Ware with Jerry, filling in for his copilot, Bill Manzanares. On this Memorial Day, 2016, I mourn the loss of my fellow Tennessean, fellow aviator, fellow First Division soldier and grieve at his tragic death at such a young age. Rest in peace, Jerry.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/13/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Gerald W Plunkett, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Gerald W. PLUNKETT, USA...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!

    Posted on 1/24/12 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY AVIATION OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 9/17/05 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM

    CAPTAIN

    GERALD W. PLUNKETT

    served as a pilot of a

    UH-1H # 67 - 17552

    with the

    1st INFANTRY DIVISION

    " THE BIG RED ONE "

    He was lost with a number

    of others on this date





    For further information

    please see the remembrance for


    MAJOR GENERAL

    KEITH LINCOLN WARE


    Commanding General

    of the

    1st INFANTRY DIVISION

    " THE BIG RED ONE "



    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



    17 June 2001



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