Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Command Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley.


Drang said...

For anyone not familiar with the various awards on CSM Plumley's uniform, the big one is the Combat Infantry Badge. The two stars on it indicate three awards: WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam.
His Paratrooper Badge ("Jump Wings") has two Bronze Stars, indicating TWO combat jumps--WWII, and Korea.

Really, Sam Elliot's depiction of CSM Plumley in We Were Soldiers barely even began to show what a true role model for Army NCOs--or leaders of any sort--he was.

NotClauswitz said...

What an amazing achievement! He will be sorely missed.

Drang said...

Correction to my original comment: CSM Plumley made FOUR combat jumps in TWO wars: Sicily, Normandy, and Eindhoven ("Market Garden") in WWII, and Munsan in Korea.