Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, a retired veteran whose unit's actions in Vietnam were turned into a book and then the movie, "We Were Soldiers," has died. He was 92. Plumley served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.
Military officials say a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is now open to the public at Fort Gordon. The Augusta Chronicle reports that the traveling wall opened Thursday after a solemn ceremony. Col. Robert Barker, the garrison commander, invited people to visit the three-quarter-scale model of the national monument over Memorial Day weekend.