Farewell, Sergeant Major Plumley

Sad news out of Columbus, Georgia that Basil Plumley, the legendary hard-core Sergeant Major immortalized in the film “We Were Soldiers”, has passed away at age 92.    Thirty-two years in the US Army in three wars.  Five combat jumps.  And a reputation for toughness and for demanding excellence from his soldiers that made him feared and admired as only the most superb of combat leaders can be.

He, and his generation, are leaving us in heartbreaking numbers.  They will be missed.

“The strife is o’er, the battle done.”

 

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