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is honored on Panel 47E, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Evening Star - April 9, 1968

    Posted on 2/7/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    CPL. PLUNKETT, 18,

    Marine Cpl. Raymond L. Plun-
    kett, 18, a District resident and
    former student at Woodson Jun-
    ior High and Spimgarn High
    School, died March 30 as a re-
    sult of enemy action in Vietnam.
    Cpl. Plunkett had lived with
    his mother, Mrs. Magnolia Plun-
    kett, and his brother, Fredie, at
    847 48th St. NE.
    A member of Incarnation
    Catholic Church at 880 Eastern
    Ave. NE, he also had been a
    member of the Boy Scouts of
    America, Troop 332 of Randall
    Memorial Methodist Church.
    Cpl. Plunkett enlisted in the
    Marines in 1965 and received his
    basic training at Parris Island,
    S.C. He had been in Vietnam
    since last July and won the
    Vietnam Service Medal, the
    Presidential Unit Citation for
    Bravery and the National De-
    fense Ribbon.
    He leaves, besides his mother
    and brother, three other broth-
    ers, Staff Sgt. Walter E., Sta-
    tioned at Ft. Hood, Tex., Law-
    rence W. of 108 58th St. SE and
    Charles H. of 1456 Bangor St.
    SE; and two sisters, Rosalie
    Heckerman and Hattie Plunkett,
    both of 3686 Hayes St. NE.

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • I never got the chance to miss you

    Posted on 2/5/14
    You nephew never got to meet you
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Raymond Louis 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/30/11 - by A Marine Corporal
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/15/04 - by Robert Sage
    Raymond is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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