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R.I.P. - Basil Plumley, 'We Were Soldiers' ...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Oct 11, 2012.

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    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    He didn't write the book.

    RIP
     
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    My Ol'Man flew eight sorties in two days over the Ia Drang Valley in an A-1 Skyraider. The troops on the ground appreciated it.
     
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    A Spad pilot! Fantastic. I salute your Dad and his family.


    Godspeed, Basil Plumley
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Basil Plumley = Total badass.

    Your Dad = Total badass.
     
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    JLeòdhas Alba gu bràth!!

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    RIP CSM. I'm sure you're already tearing up boots on fiddlers green.
     
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    My dad served with the 101st in Vietnam in 66/67. Even though the Division at that point was no longer "Airborne" in the sense of being delivered into combat by parachute (though, there may have been units attached that were), there were still a lot of Airborne qualified soldiers serving there. My dad met quite a few old timers who had made combat jumps in WWII with one of the Airborne units.

    He said the portrayal of CSM Plumley in We Were Soldiers by Sam Elliot was very realistic. Especially the early scenes with the young Sgt. wishing him a good morning. My dad and the other young NCOs looked at these guys like giants walking the earth.
     
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