Major Steven Plumhoff
Born: March 11, 1970 – Somerville, New Jersey
Died: November 23, 2003 in Kapisa, Afghanistan
Major Steven Plumhoff of Neshanic Station, New Jersey was assigned to the 58th Operations Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 58th is a training wing for pilots and crews in the Air Force’s special operations field. Steven graduated from Somerville High School in 1988 and had dreams of either writing fiction or flying helicopters. He opted for helicopters after being accepted into the Air Force Academy from where he graduated in 1992. He began his pilot training at the old Reese Air Force Base near Lubbock and served at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, before his first assignment at Kirtland, in 1995, for further training. After Kirtland, Steven served in the Air Force’s elite special operations branch, first at Osan Air Base, South Korea, and later at Royal Air Force Station, Mildenhall, England. Steven was deployed from Kirtland in mid-October on a 60-day mission overseas and was to be back by Christmas.
Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 8121