A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Greg Plitt, went on to become a Captain and Ranger in the US Army.
KTLA in Los Angeles obtained the picture, which shows a shirtless man by the railroad tracks.
Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said Monday that the Los Angeles-region commuter train system tries to warn people when it sees they have posted images or videos of themselves on its tracks, but he didn't know whether Plitt had been contacted in the past.
The former Lutherville resident, who lived in Los Angeles, was 37. Plitt, who was known as Greg, and two other men were filming on railroad tracks north of Burbank when he was struck by a Metrolink Antelope Valley Line passenger train. Plitt Sr., a businessman, and Janet O'Rourke Plitt, an interior decorator, George Gregory Plitt Jr. As a student at Gilman from 1984 to 1996, when he graduated, he excelled in wrestling, football, golf and baseball. Plitt, who wrestled in the 189-pound weight class, became an Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion, three-time state champion, a National Prep runner-up champion, and a two-time All-America wrestler. Maakan "Tag" Taghizadeh, a Baltimore plastic surgeon who lives in Canton, had been best friends with Mr.
Witnesses said the train's engineer had been sounding its whistle at the time of the accident, reported the Associated Press, in an account that was published in The Baltimore Sun on Jan. On Wednesday, Burbank Police Department spokesman Joshua Kendrick, said the investigation into Mr. In his third year of wrestling, he became junior league state champion and the school's No. Plitt, whom he met at Gilman in the fifth grade."He had that work ethic since fifth grade and I suspect since day one. He was continually perfecting his craft."After Gilman, he attended West Point, from which he graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in business economics.
“While our hearts go out to his family, this was very, very preventable,” Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten told The Wrap Tuesday.