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    Default CSM Basil Plumley, Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.

    We lost a good man today, a miracle he lived this long. This is the only way I can share this image with you in good res. I trust you like it. He doesnt look like one of the most deadly combatants ever. He was truly Heroic, he should have been born in Ancient Greece. Maybe he was.

    I am not familiar with all his fruit salad. Can someone tell me about the epaulettes, left hand devices and the shoulder tabs please?

    Last edited by mickk; 10-11-2012 at 02:40 AM.

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    I was USAF so I'm kinda clueless on Army devices.

    But,
    I think it's this----> Garry Owen Distinctive unit insignia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Owen






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    His awards and decs are on his wikipage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_L._Plumley
    Last edited by Sixx; 10-11-2012 at 03:48 AM.
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    What a tremendous Soldier we have lost. He has my utmost respect.

    The Infantry Blue Cord on the CSM's right shoulder, as worn, indicates he is an infantry Soldier. The blue underneath his U.S. and Branch is also specific only to infantry Soldiers. The green tabs on the shoulder boards simply means he was in a leadership position. The emblems on those green tabs are his units identifying badge. Above his many awards, which you can easily look up online, is the Combat Infantry Badge. The most coveted award for any Infantryman, the two stars above it represents fighting, in combat conditions, in three different wars. Then, underneath his awards, is his parachutists badge with star. That star represents a combat jump; most likely he earned that in WWII.

    On his right side chest are unit citations and a set of foreign jump wings that are British? Not sure.

    Tremendous man who leaves one hell of a legacy behind.

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    Thanks Hoot. I thought they might have been unit citations, but the jump badge no clue. Its not Australian thats all I know.

    Its intersting, my old unit was Cav and we wore a lanyad in dress uniform to signify our history that included artillery. In this instance, the lanyard represents the whistle on the end of a rope that was used and also the rope that was pulled to fire the gun.

    I know his awards are on wiki, I just wanted some clarification.

    I have known this man since before he became well known, I am very sad. I think now the only WW2 blokes I have known are all gone. A few will pop up in death notices that I had forgotten about or did now know served.

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    Those JUMP WINGS are ARVN.
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    My bad, made a duplicate thread.

    Bye man, thanks for everything you did.

 

 

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