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(CNN)   Sergeant Major Basil Plumley dead at 92. Custer still a pussy   ( divider line
    More: Hero, North Vietnamese, Fort Benning, Bronze Star, big characters, Sam Elliott  
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2012-10-12 11:54:03 AM  
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DrPainMD: fragMasterFlash: I hope he tells St. Peter "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

People who participate in wars of aggression don't get past St. Peter... they're turned away at the gate.

So are trolls. See you in hell, Doc.
2012-10-12 11:09:43 AM  
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Plumley is with Major Dick Winters and Puller right now.... God knows what kind of party these three badasses are.
2012-10-12 06:00:42 AM  
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DrPainMD: fragMasterFlash: I hope he tells St. Peter "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

People who participate in wars of aggression don't get past St. Peter... they're turned away at the gate.

Oh good try, you'll get a bite or two, but far to obvious for the seasoned farker to nibble at.
2012-10-12 04:06:48 AM  
1 vote:
Garry Owen.
2012-10-12 03:55:19 AM  
1 vote:
From a cut scene, but still really funny.

" I'd been in about 6 months when they assigned me this Heavy Weapons unit. And the Platoon Sgt is the nastiest looking mother ... I ever saw. All scarred up , one bad bastard.

We had this green Lieutenant, fresh out of university ... ROTC. He orders us to go back one day and pin on our ribbons. Whatever we've been awarded, so he can see what kind've men he's got.

We go back, put on our stuff, and reassemble. But the Sgt - he didn't put his ribbons on. So the Lieutenant chews him out in front of the whole unit... asks him to go back and pin on his dress shirt.".

(cuts to Lieutenant's voice) "You return to the barracks immediately and pin every award on your chest. Do you understand me Sgt!"

" About 10 minutes, Sgt comes back.

Not one medal of honor around his neck, but two. Besides that .. naked as a Jaybird.".

(other Soldier) "It was Plumley?"

(orig teller) " Nah it was Sgt Mcdoon (sp?) "

(other soldier again) " Well, what the hell's that story got to do with Plumley?"

(orig teller) " Cause Plumley, is Mcdoon's boss. And Mcdoon .. he was scared shiatless of Plumley."
2012-10-12 02:55:51 AM  
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He was also one of the few men to ever see Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller after he came back from the Inchon landing, where Puller executed a retreat that did more damage than the initial landing should have; he saved almost 500 stranded Army troops from certain death, and gave the famous declaration when a soldier asked him if they were retreating; "Retreat?! Hell! We just got here, we're just fighting in a different direction!" and proceeded to pull every piece of artillery and machine gun from the landing site to extraction point.

He was shredded by shrapnel from an artillery blast and gave (another) one of the most famous lines in International military history: "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." - after which the Marines and the combined might of the army streaked toward the amphibious point; after reaching the end, he noticed that some of the soldiers were so badly wounded they couldn't fight due to fatigue and blood loss. Knowing that they would go into shock if their adrenaline ran out, he threw an injured soldier against a bulwark and shouted at him and the rest of the combined force; "Com'on ya Sonsabiatches, you wanna live forever?!" and goaded them into returning fire.

When they returned to port, complete with almost 90% of the remaining munitions left by the Army in their botched invasion attempt, Plumley addressed Puller and told him, "You know that you just pulled off the single most goddamned daring maneuver in American History?"

Puller looked at him, grinned and replied, while getting his face stitched up WITHOUT ANESTHETIC: "Come on, know, Basey. You'd'a done the same for us stupid jarheads!"

Plumley was the first CO to sign off on papers, and write them, that Puller should become the first Marine to be granted access, and privilege of the Silver Star of the U.S. Army, and that "If the Navy does not award him the Flying Cross, though he deserves the Medal [of Honor], I will go to Quantico with artillery and remind them they possess the greatest military mind of the modern age."

Puller, the Marines swear it and the Army won't admit to it, was the singular reason that Plumley was granted CSM rank - the paperwork with the famous claim, "Give it or I make him a [farking] Gunner in the Corps and level the damned Pentagon with his accuracy" has been lost since the late '70s. Supposedly, Schwartzkopf stole it to make sure it never fell into the wrong hands.
2012-10-12 02:44:16 AM  
1 vote:
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: I think you oughta get yourself an M-16.
Sergeant Major Basil Plumley: Sir, if the time comes I need one, there'll be plenty lying on the ground.

/CSM's aren't what they used to be.
2012-10-12 02:21:00 AM  
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I love the picture of Plumly and Sam Elliot. Plumly is obviously excited to be shaking hands with a celebrity, and Elliot is obviously excited to be shaking hands with a hero.
2012-10-12 01:53:53 AM  
1 vote:
He was a good one, back when officers and senior NCOs actually fought with the troops. They don't make them like that anymore. Have a good rest Sergeant Major.
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