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, in order to earn money for college and received his training in helicopter piloting.

He deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Sheild and on February 27, 1991, while flying a recovery mission, and two hours before the wars ceasefire, his own helicopter was shot down.

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.