Fullbore Friday: Command Sergeant Major Basil L. Plumley, USA, has passed at age 92
He was portrayed by Sam Elliot in the movie: “We were Soldiers Once and Young”
Command Sgt. Maj. Plumley fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam and made five parachute jumps into combat. Friends said he never told war stories and was known to hang up on people who called to interview him. … ‘He’s iconic in military circles,’ Camp said. ‘Among people who have been in the military, he’s beyond what a movie star would be. . . .