The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Everett Allen Planck, who died in the service of his country on September 13th, 1968 in Quang Duc Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Multi-Frag. At the time of his death Everett was 20 years of age. He was from Winchester, Kentucky. Everett is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 44W, Line 53.
The decorations earned by PFC Everett Allen Planck include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
(His BSM Citation)
The Bronze Star Medal Is Presented To Private First Class Everett A Planck
For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Through his untiring efforts and professional ability, Private First Class Planck consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp the implications of new problems with which he faced as a result of the ever-changing situations inherent in a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways and means to solve those problems. The energetic application of his extensive knowledge has materially contributed to the efforts of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the communist threat to its freedom. His initiative, zeal, sound judgment, and devotion to duty have been in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Everett is buried in the Clairmont Memorial Gardens in Winchester, KY. Winchester is located about 10 miles east of Lexington, KY just south of I-64.. Take exit 96 (Rt 627 south towards Winchester) off of I-64. The first traffic light you get to (within 1/2 mile) will be Rt 1958. Turn left onto Rt 1958. Go to Rt 60 (Mt. Sterling Rd). Turn left onto Rt 60 / Mt. Sterling. Within 1/2 mile you will cross over I-64. About 1 mile after this the cemetery entrance will be on your left. Just after entering the cemetery you will see a large statue of Jesus on your right. Park even with this statue (where there is a path with no gravestones going to it) with the small pond on your left. Walk towards the statue on the open pathway. About 2/3rds to 3/4ths way to the statue the grave will be on your right (about 6 stones in) Note that these sections have small round red markers in the grass denoting the grave addresses within the sections. The address for this grave is Section 48 grave B-3. His grandparents Everette and ? Morris are buried beside him. The grave marker is a flat bronze marker. (visited by Jim Hall 7/26/2005 and Pete Birrow June 2010)
We took Basic Inf. Trng. together
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Remembering A Fallen Friend
Everret and I entered the Army together on Jan. 11, 1968 at Ft. Knox, Ky.We hit it off right away as friends and both of us from Ky.He slept on top bunk, me on bottom bunk.He would keep us in stitches all the time. I would like to talk to some of his surviving relatives from Winchester, Ky or where ever. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. May GOD bless Allen and his people.