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Old 10-10-2012, 1:03 PM
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Default A legend has died today

R.I.P CSM Basil L. Plumley

“God may look like SGM Plumley, but he isn’t nearly as tough on sins small or large.”

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5 combat jumps...Old Iron Jaw was the standard.

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It is with a heavy heart that we report that SGM Basil Plumley passed away at 0400hrs this morning, 10 OCT 2012, after being diagnosed with Colon Cancer and moved to a Hospice a little over a week ago. CSM Plumley lost his first battle on this day, but I am sure he is now whipping Heaven in to shape, as his Soldiers meet him at the gates in formation.

CSM Plumley was the epitome of a Soldier and a Warrior. RIP CSM, you have done your time in Hell, now it is time for you to rest. Thanks to you for all you have done for this country and our freedom. Words can never express the gratitude we have for you and the selfless service you have given to this great country.

Please take the time to do a search on SGM Plumley. In the movie "We Were Soldiers" Sam Elliot was the actor that played him. SGM Plumley was a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam COMBAT Vet. He did a combat jump with the 187th RCT in Korea. Rest in Peace SGM and from this paratrooper I have two words for you "THANK YOU"!!!!!
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A Real American Hero !!!!

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RIP to one of the Real Heroes and American Patriots.
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Rest in Peace.
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If you Are not behind us, then take your place in front of us" Devil Doc, Corpsman Up!
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HM3 John D. House, HN Aaron A. Kent, HM2 Cesar O. Baez, HM3 Travis Youngblood, HM3 Christopher W. Thompson, HM2 Allan M. Cundanga Espiritu (True Heros)
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A Man among men. A true Warrior, and a great inspiration to many, among them me.

One of my most valued possessions is a lithograph of His landing at the Ia Drang Valley that is autographed by Him.

One more seat at Valhalla's head table is filled.

Dammit, I think I'm having a stroke. My vision is all blurry and it's hard to breathe.

Godspeed, and RIP CSM, you have definitely deserved it. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green and we'll toast the Cavalry together.

All The Way! (Airborne)

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And in all fairness, just because JMB did it doesn't mean anything. He'd have won WWII with a soup can, a fork, and a couple rocks. Seriously, even McGuyver and Steven Hawking get together every now and then and are like "How the **** did he do that?..."
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RIP. A standard for every servicemember!
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I am glad the book, and later the movie 'We Were Soldiers' brought the stories of CSM Plumley, General Moore, Rick Rescola, and others to the attention of the public. I read the book before the movie came out and the bravery of those soldiers was awe inspiring.
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A legend indeed, and he will be remembered. RIP, Sergeant Major

All the way!

If you’re driven by partisan tribalism more than ideology, if getting in rhetorical digs at liberals thrills you more than persuading adversaries or achieving policy victories, it makes sense that you would fight substantively inconsequential battles with no more or less vigor than any other…
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R.I.P., Sir
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Old 10-11-2012, 1:08 PM
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RIP CSM Plumley.

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Rest in peace .God Bless The troops.
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