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Ia Drang vet, retired command sergeant major dies at 92

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, former command sergeant major of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Garry Owen,” 1st Cavalry Division, died from colon cancer Oct. 10 at 4 a.m. in Columbus, Ga.



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This work, Ia Drang vet, retired command sergeant major dies at 92, by SGT Kimberly Browne, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.11.2012

Date Posted:10.12.2012 10:14

Photo ID:720378

VIRIN:121011-A-WZ642-001

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Location:TX, US

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