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- Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:53
- Written by Joe Galloway
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.
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This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMy prayers go with his family during this very difficult time.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoHands folded in Prayer for this American Soldier.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.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years ago...the hero on the rest of his way.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoWe owe everything we have to men like this.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.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoGod bless him and keep him.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMay Saint George the Victory Bringer, Saint Michael, Saint Dmitrii, and all the other warrior saints escort him on his final PCS.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.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoGod speed CSM Plumley.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.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMay God Bless and Keep You Warrior.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoDrop Zone coming up Stand In The Door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
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoAll free countries owe men like the CSM so much, without him and those like him, we would not be free.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.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMy prayers for him and his family. My thanks for his serive to his country. God bless him!
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoFrom Saigon SRV
God bless him!