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10-11-2012, 18:00
Basil Plumley, retired veteran whose book became 'We Were Soldiers' movie, dies in Georgia

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/10/basil-plumley-retired-veteran-whose-book-became-were-soldiers-movie-dies-in/#ixzz292Q85Wj1

Jay9928
10-11-2012, 18:05
RIP CSM. :patriot:

Ragnar
10-11-2012, 19:05
He didn't write the book.

RIP

true believer
10-11-2012, 19:40
:patriot::patriot::patriot:

uptomyneck
10-11-2012, 20:28
My Ol'Man flew eight sorties in two days over the Ia Drang Valley in an A-1 Skyraider. The troops on the ground appreciated it.

engineer151515
10-11-2012, 20:32
My Ol'Man flew eight sorties in two days over the Ia Drang Valley in an A-1 Skyraider. The troops on the ground appreciated it.

A Spad pilot! Fantastic. I salute your Dad and his family.


Godspeed, Basil Plumley

G19Tony
10-11-2012, 22:33
My Ol'Man flew eight sorties in two days over the Ia Drang Valley in an A-1 Skyraider. The troops on the ground appreciated it.

Basil Plumley = Total badass.

Your Dad = Total badass.

JLe˛dhas
10-11-2012, 22:54
RIP Plumley.

AK_Stick
10-11-2012, 23:42
RIP CSM. I'm sure you're already tearing up boots on fiddlers green.

The Fist Of Goodness
10-11-2012, 23:53
My dad served with the 101st in Vietnam in 66/67. Even though the Division at that point was no longer "Airborne" in the sense of being delivered into combat by parachute (though, there may have been units attached that were), there were still a lot of Airborne qualified soldiers serving there. My dad met quite a few old timers who had made combat jumps in WWII with one of the Airborne units.

He said the portrayal of CSM Plumley in We Were Soldiers by Sam Elliot was very realistic. Especially the early scenes with the young Sgt. wishing him a good morning. My dad and the other young NCOs looked at these guys like giants walking the earth.

ranger88
10-12-2012, 05:04
:patriot: