NAME: Lloyd B. Plummer
PLACE OF BIRTH: ????, ??
DATE OF BIRTH: ?? ??? 1924
DATES OF SERVICE: 05 Jun 1943 - ?? ??? 1945
B CO 509th PIB
82nd Airborne Division
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|
|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|
|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|
|SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL||0||Civil Life|
|YEAR OF BIRTH||24||24|
|RACE AND CITIZENSHIP||1||White, citizen|
|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)|
|FILM REEL NUMBER||4.137||4.137|
Volunteered for the paratroops
Graduated from The Parachute School at Fort Benning, GA
Assigned to the 509th PIB as a replacement
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 came back to the aid station an hour later. Both spent about 18 months overseas.
25 Dec 1945 at 1030 pm - Honorably Discharged.
18 Jul 1948 - Lloyd B. Plummer on 509th Reunion Roll LIST A
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