One of the Many Last American Heros to me

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by texan, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    This gentleman fought in World War II, Korea, and Nam.
    3 Wars for his country.

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, who fought in some of the U.S. Army's bloodiest battles
    in three wars, died Wednesday in Columbus, Georgia. He was 92.

    Plumley saw action in some of the largest battles of World War II, including the Battle of Normandy, the
    Battle of Salerno in Italy and Operation Market Garden.

    He then fought in the Korean War, but it was his role in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam that
    brought him the most fame.

    The battle was chronicled in the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," which was later a
    2002 movie starring Mel Gibson. Sam Elliott played Plumley.

    The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia, tweeted a picture of Elliot and Plumley
    in noting the veteran's death.

  2. That's a picture of Hal Moore on the right with Plumley.
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Lou Garig is one of my heroes