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CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« on: October 03, 2012, 10:42:37 PM »

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CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley of 1/7 Cavalry in the Ia Drang Nov 1965 has been diagnosed with colon cancer, inoperable and untreatable at age 92, and has been transferred from hospital to Hospice care in Columbus GA.

Plumley was ably portrayed by actor Sam Elliott in the 2003 movie We Were Soldiers.

He made all four combat jumps of the 82nd Airborne during WWII: Sicily, Salerno, Normandy and Holland--plus one combat jump in Korean War with 187th Regimental Combat Team.

Plumley was one of 270 soldiers who earned the Combat Infantry Badge with 2 stars for service in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

His wife of 64 years, Miss Deurice, died this spring. The sergeant major said at the time that he would not be long in joining her.

Join me in a small prayer that his final journey is swift and painless.

Joe Galloway
Concord NC


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Re: CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 02:03:29 AM »
May the Angels sing him to his rest.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 07:10:16 AM »
Amen!!!

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Re: CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 08:44:34 AM »
  ::praying:: and  ::USA:: for him and his loved ones.
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Re: CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 11:27:13 AM »
 ::praying:: For him and his loved ones. God bless you, sir, for your unconditional service to this country. ::USA::
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Re: CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 12:01:01 PM »
 ::USA:: Well done , Sgt. Maj. Plumley .  ::USA:: 

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Re: CSM (ret) Basil L. Plumley
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 10:50:58 AM »
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