Some of you may remember CSM Basil Plumley as the larger than life and soldier who helped lead men to battle in the movie We Were Soldiers. He is a real person, and a genuine hero.
CSM Plumley served bravely and honorably in Vietnam, most notably alongside the cavalrymen who fought in the Ia Drang in 1965. My good friend Joe Galloway was there. So, too, was the legendary Hal Moore. Those three emerged from combat as lifelong friends who are known as Los Tres Amigos.
Now Basil Plumley is ill. Joe says he is in hospice.
Please take a moment to say a prayer for CSM Plumley. And also send a card thanking him, one last time, for his service, and wishing him well. Let's give him a good sendoff.
Write to him here:
CSM Basil L. Plumley
7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA 31909
Please. I would consider it a personal favor.