“We fought for democracy and voting rights all over the world and are still fighting,” he said. “We see them being taken away by the legislature right down here in North Carolina. I am an old war veteran who was willing to give his life for his country. That was a United Nations war. In a way I was blessed, because I became the first black underwater demolition man.”
~Robert Plummer is 83 and a veteran of the Korean War. On Monday he was arrested along with 72 other protesters in the legislative building.