101st Airborne Division soldier, Spc. Jared Plunk was killed June 25 when his mounted patrol came under small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire in the Konar province, Afghanistan, according to a news release from Fort Campbell.
The soldier was an infantrymen assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, the release said.
Spc. Jared C. Plunk, 27, of Stillwater, Okla., formerly of Turpin Okla. Plunk entered the Army in August 2008, and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2006.
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).
Plunk is survived by his wife, Lindsay Plunk; and sons Kason Plunk and Noah Fisher all of Clarksville, Tenn.; and mother, Glenda Willard of Maryville, Tenn.