Harry Jackson Plant

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Harry Jackson Plant Veteran

Birth
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Death
18 Jan 2005 (aged 82)
Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Burial
Mims, Brevard County, Florida, USA GPS-Latitude: 28.7561111, Longitude: -80.8699028
Plot
SECTION A-B6 ROW C SITE 13
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Harry Jack Plant was born June 28, 1922 in Columbus, Ga. to Luther Sarge and Goldie Jewell Plant.

He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He was an ARM1/c,serving with a SB2C Helldiver squadron VB19 attached to USS Lexington. Mr. Plant participated in many campaigns in the Pacific including the battles of Leyte Gulf and the Philippine Sea. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and several Air medals, Presidential Unit Citation and the WW II Victor medal, among others.

Mr. Plant worked for the Western Union Telegraph Co. where he retired as Regional Sales Manager after 39 years of service in 1977. He then went to work for Siemens AG as Regional Sales Manager where he retired in 1984. He was a Pioneer member of Bent Tree Country Club in Jasper, Ga. where he lived from 1971 until he moved to Daytona Beach in 2004. Mr. Plant enjoyed reading and writing histories of the Plant and Vaughn families and he also wrote a book of his experiences in World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Caroline; sons, the Rev. Jackson Plant, Crofton, Md., William Plant, Woodstock, Ga and Robert Plant, Tallahassee, Fl.; daughter, Barbara Loper, Tallahassee, Fl.; sisters, Kathryn Phillips and Ellen Plant, Columbus, Ga. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Denton and Robert Plant, preceded him in death.
Harry Jack Plant was born June 28, 1922 in Columbus, Ga. to Luther Sarge and Goldie Jewell Plant.

He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He was an ARM1/c,serving with a SB2C Helldiver squadron VB19 attached to USS Lexington. Mr. Plant participated in many campaigns in the Pacific including the battles of Leyte Gulf and the Philippine Sea. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and several Air medals, Presidential Unit Citation and the WW II Victor medal, among others.

Mr. Plant worked for the Western Union Telegraph Co. where he retired as Regional Sales Manager after 39 years of service in 1977. He then went to work for Siemens AG as Regional Sales Manager where he retired in 1984. He was a Pioneer member of Bent Tree Country Club in Jasper, Ga. where he lived from 1971 until he moved to Daytona Beach in 2004. Mr. Plant enjoyed reading and writing histories of the Plant and Vaughn families and he also wrote a book of his experiences in World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Caroline; sons, the Rev. Jackson Plant, Crofton, Md., William Plant, Woodstock, Ga and Robert Plant, Tallahassee, Fl.; daughter, Barbara Loper, Tallahassee, Fl.; sisters, Kathryn Phillips and Ellen Plant, Columbus, Ga. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Denton and Robert Plant, preceded him in death.

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ARM2
US NAVY
WORLD WAR II