CSM Basil Plumley

You may remember Sergeant Major Basil Plumley. 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. Below is a scene from We Were Soldiers where he was portrayed by Sam Elliot.

The other day I was given a link to Susan Katz Keating’s blog concerning SgtMaj Plumley and felt it was worth sharing.  It seems he is in hospice care and not faring well. Take a little time to check out the link and perhaps send good wishes to an old Soldier.

Semper Fidelis,
America’s SgtMaj

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5 comments

  1. A-SGM, Great movie. White T-shirts were the uniform of the day back in the day. (we actually were allowed to were green when we went into the field)
    In all my years, I’ve only run into a few Sergeant Majors who’d be on the line with the troops.

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