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.264 magnum
10-11-2012, 06:12
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/10/basil-plumley-retired-veteran-whose-book-became-were-soldiers-movie-dies-in/?test=latestnews

Talk about a guy who needed a wheelbarrow.

Bren
10-11-2012, 06:25
That's a good story.

Gallium
10-11-2012, 06:56
Talk about a tough, serious son of a *****.


Godspeed sir. You are truly the last of a great generation. :patriot:

AKRover
10-11-2012, 07:21
CSM Plumley defined what a true soldier is.

Prayers go out to the family. RIP Sergeant Major.

.264 magnum
10-11-2012, 07:31
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_L._Plumley

ROGER4314
10-11-2012, 08:10
Three Up, three down and a star in the middle with a Combat Infantry Badge deserves my full attention. He had to be a Hell of a soldier to earn those.

Flash

AKRover
10-11-2012, 08:31
Three Up, three down and a star in the middle with a Combat Infantry Badge deserves my full attention. He had to be a Hell of a soldier to earn those.

Flash

Three up, three down with star and a wreath in the middle. Lol.

I just read his list of medals and it is impressive. To be awarded ll those medals, CSM Plumley spent a lot of time in combat.

tsmo1066
10-11-2012, 09:40
I started studying and reading up on Plumley's career extensively when I was attending NCO Academy back in 1989 and over the years I have read just about everything out there I could get my hands on covering his military service. I can honestly say that of all the historic military figures I have studied over the decades, Basil Plumley was the closest of them all to being the living embodiment of "The Perfect NCO".

I'll raise a glass to the man this evening and toast a life well lived in courage and honor.

:patriot:

nursetim
10-11-2012, 11:47
We are deminished. Rest In Peace SgtMaj.

Jeff82
10-11-2012, 12:05
RIP CSM! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/Jeff82/halfstaff.jpg

Detectorist
10-11-2012, 12:10
R.I.P. CSM Plumley.

SC Tiger
10-11-2012, 13:37
IIRC he had the CIB with two stars. My dad (Army, Vietnam vet) says that is, in his opinion, the highest honor you can get.

Is it true that he never received a Purple Heart?

Rest in piece CSM Plumley.

tsmo1066
10-11-2012, 13:48
IIRC he had the CIB with two stars. My dad (Army, Vietnam vet) says that is, in his opinion, the highest honor you can get.

Is it true that he never received a purple heart?

Rest in piece CSM Plumley.

Plumley received the Purple Heart and eventually earned (I believe) three Oak Leaf Clusters for it, which would mean that he was awarded the Purple Heart four seperate times for being wounded in action.

SC Tiger
10-11-2012, 13:50
Plumley received the Purple Heart and eventually earned (I believe) three Oak Leaf Clusters for it, which indicates that he was awarded the Purple Heart four seperate times for being wounded in action.

Ok. My dad said he didn't think Plumley had ever gotten the Purple Heart but I guess he was wrong.

For the record, whether he had four, one, or no Purple Hearts, CSM Plumley has my utmost respect.

m2hmghb
10-11-2012, 13:51
IIRC he had the CIB with two stars. My dad (Army, Vietnam vet) says that is, in his opinion, the highest honor you can get.

Is it true that he never received a purple heart?

Rest in piece CSM Plumley.

He had a purple star with 3 clusters.


May he Rest In Peace.

eb07
10-11-2012, 15:32
RIP to a true man.

State of America: A pedophile like MJ dies and he is all over the media as a hero.... a true hero like the CMS dies and it is lost in the footnotes.

Sad

fx77
10-11-2012, 15:59
A great life lived...he gave much