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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:38pm

Fort Benning Holds Funeral For Plumley

Funeral services have been held at Fort Benning for a 92-year-old veteran of three wars.

Services for Command Sgt. Basil L. Plumley were held Tuesday at the Infantry Center Chapel on Fort Benning's main post. He died Oct. 10 at Columbus Hospice.

Plumley served more than three decades in the Army, fighting in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired in 1974.

In 2002, his role in the Vietnam War was captured by actor Sam Elliott in the 2002 movie "We Were Soldiers," based on a book by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and war correspondent Joe Galloway. Elliott attended Tuesday's service.

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