Another Great Soldier Has Passed

Another Great Soldier Has Passed

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    May this true soldier R.I.P.
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    May God cradle his soul. R.I.P.

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    They just don't make enough like him any more.
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    Godspeed soldier.
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    The best of the best...RIP.

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    RIP CSM.
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    He's Home now... and readying for the last battle...
    It could be worse!
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    My Hero is Gone

    The Lord is welcoming home a Soldier's SOLDIER - GARRY OWEN!

    IMHO this man was the GREAtest COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR in the history of the United States Army!

    We were just told by his granddaughter minutes ago that he passed on at 0400 this morning, 10/10/2012.


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    Retired CSM Basil Plumley dies, Fort Benning mourns loss -, GA

    Retired CSM Basil Plumley dies, Fort Benning mourns loss

    Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:02 AM PDTUpdated: Oct 10, 2012 5:56 PM PDTBy Fadell Pitts - email

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning is mourning the loss of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley. Plumley, 92, died Wednesday morning at Columbus Hospice after he was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.

    He was a veteran of the World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
    During the Vietnam War, Plumley served as a sergeant major of the 1stBattalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment. The unit's actions in 1965 during The Battle of Ia Drang were revisited in the book We Were Solders... and Young.

    The book became a movie in 2002. We Were Soldiers, starred Mel Gibson; actor Sam Elliot portrayed CSM Plumley in the movie.

    Plumley enlisted in the Army in 1942 and retired after 32 years of service. He later worked at Martin Army Hospital on post before retiring after 15 years of service.

    Awards and decorations:
    Silver Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster
    Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster
    Purple Heart with three Oak Leaf Clusters
    Army Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters
    Army Presidential Unit Citation
    Army Good Conduct Medal
    American Campaign Medal
    European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with arrowhead device and one silver and three bronze campaign stars (eight campaigns)
    World War II Victory Medal
    Army of Occupation Medal
    National Defense Service Medal with one Gold Star
    Korean Service Medal with one Arrowhead Device and three campaign stars
    Vietnam Service Medal with eight campaign stars
    Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
    Republic of Vietnam Presidential Citation
    Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm three Awards
    United Nations Service Medal for Korea
    Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
    Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Award Honor Medal
    Republic of Korea War Service Medal, Order of Saint Maurice
    Combat Infantryman Badge (third award)
    Master Parachutist Badge with five Combat Jump Stars
    French Croix de Guerre 82nd Airborne
    Belgian Croix de Guerre 82nd Airborne
    Dutch Order of the Orange 82nd Airborne
    Doughboy Award 1999
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    Rest in well deserved peace, Sergeant Major.
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    I've know some men like him, who are now deceased as well.
    Had the highest respect for every single one of them.
    If you walked into hell, you would want to be standing next to them,
    as they have walked into hell many times, and walked out again......

    Now, it's their time to rest in "peace",
    and they've 'earned' it.

    RIP ! !

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