Lloyd B. Plummer

Order of Geronimo

NAME: Lloyd B. Plummer

ASN: 37528496

PLACE OF BIRTH:

DATE OF BIRTH: 1924?

DATES OF SERVICE: 05 Jun 1943 -

UNIT ASSIGNED: B CO 509th PIB

                                  82nd Airborne Division

CAMPAIGNS: Ardennes

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II Victory Medal, European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Order of Geronimo

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:  Wounded twice

05 Jun 1943 - Enlisted at Ft Leavenworth, KS - NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 37528496 37528496
NAME PLUMMER#LLOYD#B######### PLUMMER#LLOYD#B#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 73 KANSAS
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 021 CHEROKEE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 7325 FT LEAVENWORTH KANSAS
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 05 05
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 06 06
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment
BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 84 OKLAHOMA
YEAR OF BIRTH 24 24
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 0 Grammar school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 736 Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 1227 1227
FILM REEL NUMBER 4.137 4.137


21 Jan 1945 - Wounded during artillery barrage on positions. Recieved burns from cook stove

14 Feb 1945 - GO#8 Under the provisions of AR 600-45, dtd 22 September 1943, the Purple Heart is awarded to the following for wounds received in action against the enemy. LLOYD B. PLUMMER, 37 528 496, Pvt, Co "B", 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, 21 January 1945, Belgium. Entered service from Wallace, Idaho.

00 Mar 45 - Wounded second time

Plummer and Mulholland were close friends both entered service about the same time. Went through training together and were assigned to the 509th. When Plummer was wounded Mulholland was wounded in the stomach and and came back to the aid station an hour later. Both spent about 18 months overseas.

25 Dec 1945 at 1030 pm - Honorably Discharged.



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