Ft. Benning Screws Up Again
with the Plumley Plaque
Whoever initiated the Plumley
plaque debacle should be reduced to Private because
of their incompetence. Plumley never should have
been honored that way of course being a known
fraud. It shows that the Army will do anything to
honor a liar. Why the Army dishonors real heroes
Here are the errors in order on the plaque.
- from 1961-1965.
Plumley was actually there starting in
of 1960, not 1961.
- enlisted in the Army
No, Plumley was in fact drafted as his
ASN starts with a 3, not a 1 or 2.
- Command Sergeant Major
Plumley didnít become a
CSM until 15 July 1969
upon his return from his second tour of duty.
- 7th Cavalry
The 7th Cavalry was a
Brigade not a
Regiment in Vietnam.
- They have Plumley awarded
the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his part in
the battle of Ia Drang. That is not correct
either once again. He received his
in a later action in 1966.
Iím not sure why they have
Plumley only living at Benning twice when he was
1956-1958 and from 1969-1971.
The bottom line is that the
Army still honors a fraud and not only that the Army
canít even get the plaque right. Benning has this
Brian N. Siddall
December 10, 2017