Army National Guard
142nd Fires Brigade, Rogers, Arkansas
Died: July 20, 2006
Pfc. Derek J. Plowman, 20, of Everton, Arkansas, died on July 20, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a gunshot wound.
While still a Senior in high school, he joined the Army National Guard. After he graduated, he started his basic training. He knew where he was going when he enlisted, but he wanted to serve his country and he knew it could help pay for his college. He hoped to someday be a Psychologist. Derek was always the life of the party, laughing and joking. Everybody wanted to be around him. He did whatever he could do to be involved with people. He never made it about Derek. It was about what he could do for them. He died from a gunshot wound at age 20.
Derek Plowman is survived by his mother and stepfather, Kim and Andrew Campbell of Everton, Arkansas; father, Donald Plowman Jr. of Cape Coral; grandfather Bill Riley of Lakeview Arkansas; sisters, Ashley Plowman of Des Moines, Iowa, Angela Campbell, Zoie Campbell, Jodie Meeks, Josie Campbell, all of Everton, Arkansas; brothers, USAF Staff Sgt. Corey Plowman of Warner Robins, Ga., Mike Plowman of North Fort Myers, Bryce Plowman and Dustin Plowman of Everton, Arkansas.Read more about Army Specialst Derek J. Plowman here and at the Iraq Page and see his guest book here.
This is a slightly modified version of
originally posted at Boom3 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.