I just spoke with the HRC and this is nothing but a
cover up. No different than when the Army lied about
the death of Pat Tillman. They tried to cover up the
fact that Tillman's own Platoon killed him.
The Army is trying to allow a fraud like Plumley to
keep awards on a headstone he didn't earn. The
people who have a problem with it is the Army itself
Just for an aside the unit mentioned,
the Army Board of Corrections
for Military Records (ABCMR) at HRC said you have to contact them if you
want the record changed. The only person who can
petition the ABCMR is either the Veteran themselves
or if dead a family member.
Benning doesn't even
have the correct name or acronym saying Army Board
of Corrections for Military Records (ABCMR).
The correct information for the unit is this; Army
Review Boards Agency (ARBA). Benning's
information for the ABCMR came from
Colonel Melinda Romero at the ADB (Awards and
Decorations Branch). The ADB at the HRC (Human
Resources Command) can't even get that right.
No one else can contact them about this issue. That
would be like a bank robber caught red-handed but
the police can't arrest him without the robber's say
so. Does it even make sense, no, of course not. The
Army is trying to protect a fraud. Benning itself
doesn't do their due diligence when requesting a
headstone. They just take everyone's word. Who know
how long that has been going on for?
The Army used to mean something but not anymore.
Fraud is approved by the US Army. I now understand
when a friend says if some stays in the Army for a
career it's because they couldn't keep a job in the
real world. I never used to believe it but I do now.
There are exceptions to every rule but for the most
part no. The driven and smart ones get out well
before 20 years.
The Col who is the head of ADB was caught changing a
WWII General Order from the 82nd Abn Div and when
the Army was told they said, so what. This means
that any records in the hands of the ADB can be
changed without penalty. Yet, they say they can't
change Plumley's records even though he falsified
them starting in 1950. It was in his own writing
and yet the Army doesn't care.
Ft. Benning is a place where honor used to matter
but not now. To allow a known liar like Plumley
buried next to Heroes is frightening indeed.