FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood’s Air Assault School will hold a Memorial/Dedication ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at the school renaming the school after Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley who is famous for his role in the la Drang Valley, Vietnam, battle in 1965 featured in the movie “We Were Soldiers.” The Air Assault School is located at Murphy Road and T.J. Mills Boulevard here.
“Plumley’s legacy will provide an inspiring example to other Soldiers, and through the memorializing of the facility in honor of him, we have the opportunity to validate the values that he personified: Loyalty, Honor, and Selfless Service. This dedication will honor his contributions and commitment to the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood tenant units and the United States Army,” said 1st Lt. Chadrick Dewitt, Phantom Warrior Academy executive officer.
Plumley’s daughter, Debra Funkhouser, will be present and is available for media interviews.
Media desiring to attend the event should contact the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office at (254) 287-9993/0106 no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 19. On Aug. 20 a public affairs representative will meet the media at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center.