Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Message From Joe Galloway: Prayers and Cards, Please, for CSM Basil Plumley in Hospice

Basil Plumley, Hal Moore, and Joe Galloway. 
"The Lions in Winter"
Photo courtesy of Joe Galloway
Some of you may remember CSM Basil Plumley as the larger than life 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 
Columbus Hospice

 7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA 31909

Please. I would consider it a personal favor.

4 comments:

Constitutional Insurgent said...

I met the CSM once, when we invited him to at Jumpmaster School for a class graduation.

Posted this at my blog as well. He is a helluva Soldier......

Susan Katz Keating said...

He sure is, CI. He sure is.

Good to see you again!

America's SgtMaj. said...

We sent this article and posted on my blog as well. Semper Fi.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Many, many thanks. I very much appreciate you guys spreading the word.