Gary Anthoney Plumb

Private First Class
Army of the United States
08 May 1944 - 11 March 1967
Alameda, California
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Gary Anthoney Plumb

02 May 2003


Eleven former San Lorenzo High School students died while in combat during the Vietnam War. Eight students graduated from San Lorenzo, three transferred from SLZHS before their graduation. In keeping with the desires of the San Lorenzo Veterans Memorial Program team members, all former San Lorenzo students are honored.

Gary transferred from SLZHS prior to graduation. If you knew Gary after he left our school, please contact us.

Edward K. Ferguson
Class of 1962
Gary A. Plumb
Class of 1962
Michael A. Welch
Class of 1963
James D. Burns
Class of 1965
Willis G. Cardin
Class of 1965
Gerald R. Henry
Class of 1965
James D. Piper
Class of 1965
San Lorenzo High School
Steve A. Srsen
Class of 1965
David E. Barber
Class of 1967
Michael W. Green
Class of 1967
Gary L. Giovannelli
Class of 1968

The SLZHS Veterans Memorial Project annually awards a scholarship to a deserving SLZHS student in honor of the men named above.

Until recently Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Menusa, USMC, was a Marine Corps recruiter at San Lorenzo High School. A veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, GySgt Menusa voluntarily left his recruiting billet in January 2003 for assignment to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

We now have the sad duty of reporting his death:

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Menusa, USMC
Killed in Action in Iraq on 27 March 2003.
In addition to his parents and two brothers,
he is survived by his wife Stacy and son Joshua, age 3,
of San Jose, California.
He was buried with honors on 11 April 2003,
Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, California.

The team members have decided that the 2003 Veterans Memorial Scholarship will not be awarded to an SLZHS student, but will be presented to GySgt Manusa's son Joshua in the form of a savings bond.

San Lorenzo High School
Attn: Veterans Memorial Program
50 East Lewelling Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Telephone: 510/317-3100 x. 2257

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 11 March 1967 troops from the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, engaged a VC Main Force unit 7 kilometers west of Rach Kien in Long An Province. While the VC were forced from their base camp positions with heavy losses, 12 US soldiers died in the assault:
  • B Company:
    • SGT Melvin Ballard, Rockford, IL
    • SGT James T. Kajiwara, San Francisco, CA
    • CPL Larry L. Hobbs, Prescott, AZ
    • PFC Gary A. Plumb, Alameda, CA

  • C Company:
    • CPL Edward H. Ballard, Charlotte, NC
    • SP4 Willie Dowling, Trenton, NJ
    • SP4 James M. Kendrick, Bellmore, NY
    • CPL Chester K. Nuesse, Fremont, CA
    • SP4 Roland J. Shaw, Tulsa, OK
    • PFC Ronald L. Manley, Middleport, OH
    • PFC John D. Nokes, Seattle, WA

  • E Company:

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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