Those of you who have seen/read We were Soldiers will be familiar with Basil Plumley, the hard as nails looking Sergeant Major that enjoyed going about his business with his .45.

McMaster, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, and actor Sam Elliott, a family friend. From the honor guard, McMaster accepted the flag that had covered the coffin, then kneeled and presented it to Kimble. He will like it . Command Sgt. Men for whom he was their Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant or CSM. He had taken some liberties and blown the story out of proportion with lines like: “Sgt. Funeral services with Military Honors will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday October 16, 2012 in the Infantry Center Chapel, Ft. Benning, Georgia with burial to follow in the Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, Georgia. Wow, what a waste of a good education.

Plumley was one of only 324 to earn the rare honor of a Combat Infantryman’s Badge with two stars, signifying his efforts in three wars.

He would leave and come home hours later, often with a gift for me from the men these who were now Colonels and General Officers. I thought you might like to see a memorial for CSM Basil L. Plumley I found on

We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. To those posting to honor him: don't feed the trolls. Please try again later. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. They just went about their business. A real American hero and a “Soldiers Soldier”. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. We’ve updated the security on the site. We’ve updated the security on the site. Plumley, along with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, led the Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in the November 1965 battle that saw 450 U.S. forces face off against 2,000 troops from the North Vietnamese army in the first major engagement between the two armies. × Advertisement Photo added by Hope Heller × Advertisement. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed ), memorial page for Deuice Dillon Plumley (26 Sep 1923–28 May 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no.

He is most famously known as Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment during the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965. Sorry!

All of the Plumley scenes in the film “We Were Soldiers” are amazing. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Verify and try again. Roseanne Barr, comedian, actress, producer; best known for her starring role in the TV series Roseanne, for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

“We Were Soldiers Once … and Young” was a thank-you note to every soldier that served in what Galloway refers to as an “orphaned war.”.

His Size 12 combat boots were stained with mud and blood from the three great wars of the 20th century and now he was being laid to rest among thousands of other warriors. Michael Dukakis, politician; the longest-serving governor in the history of the state of Massachusetts (1975-79, 1983-91); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for US presidency (1988). Their ignorance is theirs. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. You have chosen this person to be their own family member.

Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that the late Command Sgt. Failed to remove flower. If you have questions, please contact Go to our ever-popular homepage on your desktop or your mobile device, and join the party at @cnnbrk, the world's most-followed account for news. "Plumley never told war stories, never gave interviews. The remarkable veteran earned his place in the stories of American history after serving in three wars, nearly back to back, an accomplishment very few can claim. Suddenly there was a thump in my ribs and I turned my head carefully to see what it was: a size 12 combat boot on the foot of Sgt. Ignatius Donnelly, American social reformer best known for his book Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? GREAT NEWS! His civilian occupation was listed as semiskilled chauffeur/driver of bus, taxi, truck, or tractor. But, we fought, and still fight, for what our country believes in. Plumley was 92 years old and a legendary figure among noncoms and soldiers in three wars. Amartya Sen, Indian economist, winner of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998) for his work on economic theories of famines and social justice and indexes for measuring the well-being of citizens in developing countries.

Please enter location or other information that may help the volunteer in fulfilling this request. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. I had accompanied 1/7 Cav on a medical civil action mission to a remote Montagnard village east of Plei Me Special Forces Camp in the Central Highlands, followed by a hard, slow slog through dense bamboo and wait-a-minute vines—a long, hot walk and crawl through jungle gloom. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. ). No matter what you say WE love him. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Both of you will assume ANY position ... for a price , OMG a lawyers... societys parasites... enough said, It really bothers you that this man has thousands of brothers who respect and admire him. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time.

"And I saw guys who had served a two-year draftee tour in the Army and had been out for 25 or 30 years, turn white, backs against the wall. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green.

Nearly 40 years later, I was sitting at the dinner table at Plumley’s home in Columbus as he gave a couple of movie stars a tour of his gun collection.

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He had concealed the fact that he had the softest heart in the world from everyone but her and their daughter and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Abraham, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA. There is a problem with your email/password.

Share this memorial using social media sites or email. The tears in my eyes made your story of your Dad very hard to read.Thank you. No one understood war better than Basil Plumley, but he was about to find peace. Jeremy Brett, actor; best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the Granada TV productions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about the detective.

At the May reunion, he told of the scene when Plumley showed up at another Ia Drang vets reunion years earlier. Iraq was wrong. Verify and try again. Try again later. See local coverage from CNN affiliate WRBL-TV in Columbus.

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Please reset your password. As the film explains, Plumley made all 4 combat jumps with the 505th PIR during WWII, and another in Korea but I was wondering if anyone knew more of what particular Battalion or Company Plumley was a part of … My dad was an Infantry CSM.

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Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. He always wanted his son to be an officer they would tell me. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Like many of the hundreds who were there Tuesday, Joe Galloway knew him as a command sergeant major. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Maj.

). Two CIBs, Bronze Star, Purple Heart. Although he wore the Combat Infantry Badge with Two Stars—one of only 325 men to do so—at the top of a chest full of ribbons, Basil Plumley never told war stories and never gave interviews. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the The email does not appear to be a valid email address. This compares to the 3,476 recipients of the Medal of Honor. I told Plumley, “I did NOT write that story!” His response: “It had YOUR name on it, Joe.”. For help using the website visit our help page or contact Something we don’t have enough of any more. During World War Two, Plumley made four combat jumps with the 82ND Airborne Division: OPERATION HUSKY (Sicily), OPERATION AVALANCHE (Salerno), OPERATION NEPTUNE (Normandy), and OPERATION MARKET GARDEN (Holland). William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist. A rag-tag squad of Vietnam vets stood by their flags. At a reunion of Ia Drang veterans this year in Columbus, Plumley talked about the troops he helped lead, according to a report on the U.S. Army's website.

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