I graduated from West Point in 2000 and so did Greg Plitt. He was recently hit by a train and killed while doing a fitness video. It was a bad way to go for someone who lived hard and died pretty. He was an Army Ranger, the body model for Dr Manhattan, and appeared in an ad for PETA to oppose animal cruelty. He was a great motivator with a message to push harder, help others, and always stay positive. I also couldn’t post this without remembering other classmates of mine as well. Read on to remember them as well.
Legends Never Die tribute video
West Point 2000 classmates gone too soon:
- 1LT Dustin Shannon, military helicopter crash in 2002
- 1LT Lief Nott, killed in action in Iraq by friendly fire in 2003
- Captain Rebecca Jerabek, 2006 in Daleville, AL
- Croatian Officer Jasen Drnasin, in 2006 after a long illness
- Captain Ben Tiffner, killed in action in Iraq in 2007
- Captain Scott Hughes, with his son in a lake accident in 2010
- Major Thomas Kennedy, killed in action in Afghanistan
- Major Joseph Warner, in 2014 after a brief illness
- Captain Greg Plitt, train accident in 2015
Just a reminder that life is short, and can be cut short at any time. Each of these people lived well in their own way. Reflect on their lives to enrich your own.