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A Soldier's Story: Warrant Officer David Gordon Plasch


Warrant Officer David Gordon Plasch was born on August 3, 1967. He grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he played soccer for Portsmouth High School and enlisted in the Army after high school to earn college money and received his helicopter piloting training.

He deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Sheild and the Gulf War. On February 27, 1991, while flying a recovery mission, Warrant Officer David Plasch's helicopter was shot down two hours before the war's ceasefire.

Warrant Officer David Gordon Plasch rests in the North Hampton Center Cemetery in North Hampton, New Hampshire, and in 1999, Portsmouth High School retired soccer jersey number 2 in his honor. 

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