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RIP SMAJ Basil Plumley - American Hero

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  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Today we lost an American Hero! Sargent Major Basil Plumley US Army Retired, 92, who fought in the Battle of Normandy, Battle of Salerno, the entire Korean War and most notably the Battle of la Drang Valley, Vietnam made famous by We Were Soldiers. The photo shows him shaking hands with Sam Elliot who portrayed Basil in that movie. Rest In Peace Old Soldier.

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    I'm afraid that they are getting fewer by the day from that generation. However, I have the highest regard and respect for our new type of heros that we have in the Armed Services both male and female. God bless them all!

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    I dont know about the army but in the Marine Corp we respected a Sgt Maj as much as 4 star general. My best friend is a retired Sgt Maj from the same rifle company as I and he recently passed. He had a chest full of medals, one hell of a man just Like Basil
     
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    Only one enlisted rank higher than SMaj. that's SMaj of the Army. A very respected rank.

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    His quote "Custer were pussy's" RIP Sgt Major- in the navy we say sailor rest your oars. All I can say is kick ass and take no prisoners-- you earned it.

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