Spc. Jared Plunk, 27, died Friday, June 25, 2010, when his mounted patrol came under small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire in the Konar province of Afghanistan.
He was born Aug. 26, 1982, to Glen and Glenda Plunk in Liberal.
He married Lindsay Fisher Dec. 22, 2006, in Liberal. She survives.
He graduated from Turpin High School with the Class of 2001. He attended Seward County Community College and then moved to Stillwater, Okla., where he entered the U.S. Army in August of 2006. He was an infantrymen assigned to First Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, First Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. His awards and decorations include, Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Parachutists Badge; and Weapons Qualification: M4(expert).
Other survivors include his mother, Glenda Willard and husband, Gerald, Maryville, Tenn.; sons, Kason Plunk and Noah Fisher, both of Clarksville, Tennessee; two brothers, Justin Plunk and wife, Caitlin, Norman, Okla., and Jordan Plunk, Maryville; two sisters, Ranee Massoni and husband, Jordon, and their son, Gavin, Maryville, and Michelle Plunk, Maryville.
He was preceded in death by his father.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Turpin High School Auditorium with the Rev. Stan Lehnart and the Rev. Ronnie Hepperley presiding.
Burial will be at the Liberal City Cemetery in Liberal.
Memorials are suggest to the Jared Plunk Memorial and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.
Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com