P. L. Plyler
Brother of Area Men, Dies in War
Pvt. Perry L. Plyler, brother of Lee
C. Plyler of Custer City and Wayne L. Plyler of R. D. 1, was killed in
action in Belgium on Jan. 22, according to a telegram from the War
Department received by his mother, Mrs. William Calderwood of Knoxdale,
Pvt. Plyler was a member of Co. H. 508th Parachute Infantry. He
enlisted in the army in 1938 and was stationed at Fort Myer, VA with the
Military Police where he attained the rank of staff sergeant. In
1943 he enlisted in the Paratroop Infantry and was wounded in Holland
Holland on Sept. 21, for which he received the Purple Heart.
He was born May 24, 1921,
in Brookville, Pa.
Besides his two brothers
here, Pvt Plyler is survived by three other brother in service. Pvt
James Plyler in Italy, and Seaman Dale Plyler, both of whom were
formerly employed by the Northeastern Container Corp, in this city, and
Samuel Plyler' now located in Germany. Another brother, Paul Plyler of
Brookville, will be inducted into the armed forces on Feb. 19.
[Bradford Evening Star and The Bradford Daily Record, Bradford, PA,14 Feb 1945, Wed, Page 3]
(photos courtesy Emmanuel Charles Fleurus, Belgium)
Grave marker for Pfc Perry L. Plyler at
Plot F Row 6 Grave 37
in the Henri Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium
Pfc Plyler was killed in action on January 22, 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart
with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Perry enlisted in the Army
on 14 March 1939 and was assigned to Company H, 508th PIR.
Pvt Plyler was slightly
wounded in action in Holland on 21 September 1944. He returned to
duty on 5 December 1944.
On 22 December 1945 Pfc
Plyler was killed in action near Diedenberg, Belgium due to a gun shot
wound in the chest.
He was initially interred
in the Henri Chapelle Cemetery, Plot HHH, Row 7, Grave 127.
When the new permanent
cemetery was completed he was re-interred on 26 August 1948 in Plot F,
Row 6, Grave 37.