The military career of the basil leonard plumley

Plumley's first was on June 6,during the invasion of Normandy, he writes. Despite the possibility of dying in a hundred gruesome horrific ways without even getting off the aircraft, Basil Plumley did his duty, fighting in some of WWII's most brutal battles. Moore then led the 1st Battalion, 7th U.

Plumley just yelled, "You can't take no pictures lying on the ground, sonny! I am confident there was no willful intention to deceive readers.

Basil L. Plumley : biography

He was a paratrooper in Company B of the th Airborne Engineers. This was a two-part battle, and it happened between the days of November 14th and November 18th, The document is signed by Maj.

Plumley went on to fight in the Korean War and make one more combat jump there with the th Airborne Infantry Regiment. At D-Day he landed behind enemy lines in Normandy and attacked the town of St.

The th in the Ardennes, December Basil Plumley "Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves. His daughter, Debbie Kimble, said he died within two weeks of being told that he had colon cancer, and four months after his wife of 62 years, the former Deurice Dillon, died.

Basil L. Plumley : biography

Only soldiers have ever received what is known as the Triple CIB. His was 3 paragraphs. Facebook Twitter Basil L. Major Basil Plumley wore unauthorized combat and valor awards. Plumley wore a Silver Star with a bronze oak leaf cluster, which indicates a second Silver Star. The men of the 7th Cavalry held out valiantly, but ultimately they were still outnumbered five-to-one, deep in enemy territory, and completely surrounded by troops with heavy weapons pointed right at them, and casualties were piling up.

Plumley was Glider, meaning he was an 82nd Airborne Division gliderman, not an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper, Siddall writes. Serving in the th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, part of the st Airborne, Plumley received three campaign stars for blowing the shit out of anyone who deserved it.

On Day 2, he recalled: Later on in the war he dropped into the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge, taking on German Tiger tanks with a bazooka and a howitzer, then fought in the Rhineland and participated in the occupation of Berlin in Galloway wrote the following response by email: Killed about twenty-seven or twenty-eight.

He was a member of the th Parachute Infantry Regiment82nd Airborne Divisionwith which he made four combat jumps and was awarded multiple decorations. After WWII, Plumley decided he really fucking loved the Army, so he decided to do it until some bastard had the balls to shoot him to death.

Plumley was known affectionately by his soldiers as "Old Iron Jaw". The letter also states that Plumley was not authorized to wear the V device with his Bronze Star medals.

I have no interest in commenting on this any further. The CIB is a sacred award only bestowed upon infantrymen for engaging in direct combat with the enemy.The U.S.

Basil Plumley, soldier who served in three wars, dies

Army is investigating allegations that the late Command Sgt. Major Basil Plumley wore unauthorized combat and valor awards.

Basil L. Plumley (January 1, – October 10, ) was a career soldier and airborne combat infantryman in the United States Army who eventually achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major.A veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, he is most famous for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam.

Basil L. Plumley (January 1, – October 10, ) was a career soldier and airborne combat infantryman in the United States Army who eventually achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major.A veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, he is most famous for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam.

Military career. Oct 13,  · Historical accounts show that Basil Plumley participated in military operations dating back to during the Sicily Campaign—surely a frightening experience for any eighteen or nineteen year old.

Basil L. Plumley

Few know whether CSM Plumley ever truly feared the enemy but what we do know is the fact that he welcomed the fight. Military career Plumley enlisted in the United States Army as a private on March 31, He was a gliderman of the th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.

He saw action during the Invasion of Normandy, and Operation Market Garden. Basil L. Plumley (January 1,  – October 10, ) was a career soldier and airborne combat infantryman in the United States Army who eventually achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He is most famous for his actions as Sergeant Major of the US Army's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang (Vietnam, ).

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