Having just learned of Melvin's death, I'm saddened by his loss. Melvin was a first cousin of my father, Col. Kenneth Plummer (buried at Arlington NC in Virginia).
In recent years, Melvin and I kept in touch via phone & letter. We traded family history and talked about people we both recalled, and some I only knew through him. I discovered why so many folks held him in high regard. He was a loving husband to Eleanore and -- from a Polish family point of view -- a considerate and caring son to his mother, my great-aunt Wanda, until the day she died. A joyful man. Warm and easy-going. Swapping tales with him was good fun, especially hearing about his fishing ventures when he got lucky. He will be missed but reside in my family memories, fondly.