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Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Stuff We Like

Joe Galloway’s Farewell Tribute to CSM Basil Plumley

By Armchair General

One of ACG‘s partner publications, Vietnam magazine, published a tribute to Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Basil L. Plumley, whose exploits at the battle of Ia Drang were told in the book We Were Soliders Once … and Young. The tribute was written by the CSM’s friend, retired journalist Joe Galloway, who co-authored the book with Lieutenant General Hal Moore. Actor Sam Elliot portrayed CSM Plumley in We Were Soldiers, the 2002 movie based on the book. Elliot attended his burial service.

Click here to read Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley.