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Sam Elliott pays his respects to true hero
behind 'We Were Soldiers'

Breitbart's Big Hollywood, by Dan Gagliasso

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 10/22/2012 7:46:59 AM

In 2002 actor Sam Elliot played Sgt. Major Basil Plumley in the brutal and affecting Vietnam War film "We Were Soldiers." Earlier this week, Elliott paid his respects to Sgt. Major Plumley who passed away at the age of 92. Based on the best-selling book by correspondent Joe Galloway and Lt. General Hal Moore. "We Were Soldiers Once … and Young" told the courageous story of the Ia Drang Valley fight in 1965; the first major battle between regular U.S. Army troops and North Vietnamese regulars in which more than 300 American soldiers lost their lives.

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FTA: “I’ve played many historic figures, but Sergeant Plumley wasn’t just a great man. He was there....”

“That’s the difference," he says. "I pretend to be, but Sergeant Plumley was real. He lived it.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fhancock, 10/22/2012 8:01:02 AM     (No. 8951785)

There is nothing in the world better than a fair and hardnosed Command Sergeant Major...I had one named Johnnie "Rock" Riley...when they go to heaven even St Peter makes way for them

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Reply 2 - Posted by: berthabutt, 10/22/2012 8:26:19 AM     (No. 8951835)

Classy support for a true American hero. RIP Sgt. Major.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/22/2012 8:33:31 AM     (No. 8951857)

As you read this short piece think of those two former Seals who tried to rescue our dead Libyan Ambassador...then skip over to our present commander in chief (lower case my choice!) and watch how he responds to others' life sacrifices on behalf of "honor, duty, and country" wherein you will see the very definition of "metrosexual" which is so important for those who hide behind "diversity" as a shield which every COWARD needs!

We are in deep caca as long as Obama-Mao and his ilk are in power. Heroes they are not, cowards is what they have been, are and always will be!

Sgt. Major Plumley was a man, an American, a warrior and as some would say, a REAL HERO!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/22/2012 9:02:20 AM     (No. 8951915)

"Custer was a Puss#."

The greatest line Sam Elliot ever uttered.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jt26, 10/22/2012 9:11:46 AM     (No. 8951945)

Sam Elliott is a good actor and a fine man.
SGM Plumley is a legend, plain and simple.
Men like him do not come by these parts that often. A national treasure. God rest his soul.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bob913, 10/22/2012 9:36:39 AM     (No. 8952030)

If you look up his photos from his days in Vietnam and compare what he looks like to... obama.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/22/2012 10:39:54 AM     (No. 8952243)

Not sure what Sam Elliott's politics are, but I'll take him over Russell Crowe any day. And he's still married to his wife and she is gorgeous.
That said, RIP Sgt. Major Plumley and thank you.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noddy, 10/22/2012 10:49:01 AM     (No. 8952268)

Thanks Sam. You are an actor and you recognise that the Major was a hero. Wish more actors would speak up in this manner.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judge, 10/22/2012 11:01:43 AM     (No. 8952304)

Good actor, better man

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Reply 10 - Posted by: US Veteran, 10/22/2012 12:09:12 PM     (No. 8952597)

agree with #4

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/22/2012 12:12:13 PM     (No. 8952607)

Sam is an extraordinary actor. It's just lovely to know he is an even more extraordinary man.

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