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Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, We Were Soldiers," dies at 92

A time out from the partisan bitching

Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, who served in the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam, died today at Columbus Hospice. He was 92.

Plumley of Columbus was also a veteran of World War II and the Korean War during a career that spanned 32 years. After retiring from the Army in 1974, he was employed at Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning for another 15 years.

In Vietnam, he served as the sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment which was commanded by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore. Moore was a lieutenant colonel in the 1965 battle that led to a book co-authored by Moore titled, "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young."

The book became a movie, starring Mel Gibson as Moore. Plumley's role was played by Sam Elliott.


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Condolences on the loss of the Sgt Maj. We have not, and will not, forget. Thank you for your service, sir.

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God bless this man.

Between he and Alex Karras, this nation lost one helluva lot of badass in one day.


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Between he and Alex Karras, this nation lost one helluva lot of badass in one day.


How do you know what kind of god-damn day it is?


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" If any of you sons of bitches calls me grandpa.. I'll kill you "



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How do you know what kind of god-damn day it is?




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How do you know what kind of god-damn day it is?



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A true warrior.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley





Rest in Peace



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God bless this man.

Between he and Alex Karras, this nation lost one helluva lot of badass in one day.


What he said.


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How do you know what kind of god-damn day it is?


What are you, a fricking weather man?



Grandpa

How do you know what kind of God Damn day it is?


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