FORT DRUM, NY – The 10th Mountain Division (LI) and the United States Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Drum will honor COL Michael T. Plummer by memorializing the Mt Belvedere Gate as the Col. Michael T. Plummer Gate in a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 29.
Colonel Michael Plummer served in the Army for more than 31 years, in various assignments throughout the US and overseas. Most notably, he served in the Vietnam War, as Chief of Staff for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg North Carolina, and twice for the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum. As part of a planning cell tasked with finding a home for a new light infantry division, Plummer played an important role in bringing the 10th Mountain Division to Northern NY. He retired from the Army in 1991.