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SGT Rock
2012-10-11, 21:37
I heard this today on NPR
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/basil-l-plumley-revered-army-veteran-of-three-wars-dies-at-92/2012/10/11/8afcc77c-13ba-11e2-bf18-a8a596df4bee_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/basil-l-plumley-revered-army-veteran-of-three-wars-dies-at-92/2012/10/11/8afcc77c-13ba-11e2-bf18-a8a596df4bee_story.html)

:flag-army :ranka-sgm

Superman
2012-10-11, 21:59
I was surprised when I saw a list of men who had been decorated for valor in three different wars. Most of us have all we can do to survive one war. CSM Plumley was one of America's best.

john pickett
2012-10-12, 10:31
What a life he lived!

Bearpaw
2012-10-12, 19:09
Wow. His life would make a series of movies, and better than most of the ones out there.

SGT Rock
2012-10-12, 22:11
I was just talking with my old commander today, he met CSM Plumley and said he was more impressive than even Sam Elliot played him.

Superman
2012-10-12, 22:41
Here's another article.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50168

bigcountry1315
2012-10-25, 19:33
CSM Plumley was the real deal!A true American hero!God bless his soul!

Sgt.Krohn
2012-10-25, 20:48
http://i48.tinypic.com/35aj8s0.jpg

hollywood
2012-11-22, 14:20
He reminds me of my friend's dad, served 26 years, in WW2 and korea, he's about 89 right now, and one of the greatest men I have ever met. I only served a year, was in Iraq in 2004, but busted up my knees because the gear was way too heavy.

Superman
2012-11-22, 22:39
He reminds me of my friend's dad, served 26 years, in WW2 and korea, he's about 89 right now, and one of the greatest men I have ever met. I only served a year, was in Iraq in 2004, but busted up my knees because the gear was way too heavy.

LOL, 100 lb of light weight gear. We thought our packs might get lighter when we got the M-16....didn't happen.

SGT Rock
2012-11-23, 04:23
Never does. When they came out with the smaller SINGARS radios, we started taking two on patrol instead of one.

john pickett
2012-11-23, 09:55
Maybe if the guys who carry the gear had a say? I'm just sayin'

Superman
2012-11-23, 10:19
Maybe if the guys who carry the gear had a say? I'm just sayin'

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahha

Superman
2012-11-23, 11:03
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahha ...as I used to say to the troops and my sons "the beatings will continue until the proper attitude is achieved.:angel:

john pickett
2012-11-24, 11:19
When I was a reservist, I had the great good fortune to drill at a reserve station
which also served a Marine Corps Reserve tank company. Several times when in
the field at locations like 29 Palms or Boise, Idaho (site of a big Army Reserve training facility)
I had time to pity the poor schlubs who had to carry everything on their backs. Though
not enough to jump off the tank and offer to carry their loads!

Cuffs
2012-11-24, 12:01
Visiting the Patton museum at Fort Knox today... Good stuff.

SGT Rock
2012-11-24, 20:38
I thought they were moving the Patton Museum to Fort Benning.

Cuffs
2012-11-24, 20:38
Dunno... It's still here at Knox.

john pickett
2012-11-25, 17:31
If the U.S.Army is given the job of moving the museum, Cuffs will enter in Kentucky and exit in Georgia.
If any other department of the government (non-DOD) is asked, we'll all be dead before the job's done.