American Warrior Prepares to Move On

THIS came from Joe Galloway:

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: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnHeath 2012-10-02 13:41
My prayers go with his family during this very difficult time.
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# folded in prayerBig D 2012-10-02 16:32
Hands folded in Prayer for this American Soldier. Not for a hero, warrior or "great" American, as the title American Soldier says all those things and other accolades in two words.

Peace be with you Sir.
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# God bless...The Sanity Inspector 2012-10-02 17:05
...the hero on the rest of his way.
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+2 # RE: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnBill Lioio 2012-10-02 17:26
We owe everything we have to men like this. They are priceless. I'm glad that he and his wife had such a long run together.
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# God bless himdrjim 2012-10-04 03:55
God bless him and keep him.
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# RE: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnRurik 2012-10-04 22:14
May Saint George the Victory Bringer, Saint Michael, Saint Dmitrii, and all the other warrior saints escort him on his final PCS. May it finally be a calm and gentle AO.
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+1 # RE: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnDale 2012-10-05 00:05
God speed CSM Plumley. A true warrior. I salute you. Our Nation owes you a debt of gratitude it can never repay and is loosing a true hero.
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# RE: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnGunny Gail 2012-10-05 05:29
May God Bless and Keep You Warrior.
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# God SpeedNoman 2012-10-06 04:43
Drop Zone coming up Stand In The Door

CSM have a good final jump,

Mr Galloway what was the CSM favorite drink so we can toast the passing of a. Warrior
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# RE: American Warrior Prepares to Move OnIan 2012-10-08 09:59
All free countries owe men like the CSM so much, without him and those like him, we would not be free. God Bless all of the old soldiers, for without their selflessness and willingness to bear a terrible burden, we would all be burdened with chains.
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# Prayers and ThanksLee 2012-10-12 11:52
My prayers for him and his family. My thanks for his serive to his country. God bless him!
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# FreemanHungNhon 2012-10-17 08:01
From Saigon SRV
God bless him!
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