Plasterer rode alongside with Curly Hilliard north on U.S. 33 followed by 25 others and was met by Churubusco Police Officer Paul Rennaker and the Smith Township Fire Department. Upon arriving in Churubusco members of the Gilbert-Davis American Legion and employees at C&A Tool displayed American Flags and held a party for Spec. Plasterer and his family.
Plasterer also noticed many signs along the way welcoming him back home.
This is an honor they try to do for all Churubusco troops who come home.
Hilliard and Plasterer traveled to Bluffton to meet James E. “Jim” Koutz, National Commander of the American Legion on Wednesday.
Plasterer has served in the U.S. Army for three years and served in Afghanistan where he was awarded the Combat Action Badge for his acts against the terrorists when they attacked him. He has served in South Korea, traveled in 2010 in the U.S. Army Soldier Show and is now at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is scheduled to leave the Army in April.
Plasterer graduated from Churubusco High School in 2004 and joined the Army in 2008.