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Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock
Charlie Plumb
Former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb will give a motivational presentation at 1 p.m. Friday at Covenant Village in Turlock. - photo by Photo Contributed

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life’s challenges and opportunities.

Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis 1964 with a bachelor's degree in science and a commission in the United States Navy. He was assigned to fly the F-4 Phantom jet. On 74 occasions he successful flew combat missions over Vietnam.  On his 75th flight he was shot down and captured by enemy forces. He would spend nearly six years in an eight by eight cell and was subjected routinely to torture and beatings. During his captivity Plumb distinguished himself among fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and served for two of these years as the Chaplain in his camp.

Plumb’s presentation is set for 1 p.m. Friday at Covenant Village at 2125 N. Olive Ave. Seating for this free event is limited. To register, visit or call 877–834-1238.