Plotts, Robert Lee, I, CSM

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Command Sergeant Major
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00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 11Z50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1942 - 1972
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Special Forces
Command Sergeant Major

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Thirteen Overseas Service Bars

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Linden, NC

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 2009
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CSM Robert L. Plotts I

LINDEN - Retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lee Plotts I, 83, of 7085 Plotts Drive, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born on June 13, 1926, to the late Myrtle Galloway Plotts and Leon T. Plotts, in Detroit. Mr. Plotts served our country for 26 years during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars, receiving a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and also the Army Commendation Medal. He also served in the occupation of Laos and the Bay of Pigs. The first part of his military career he spent in the 504th Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. The final and longest part of his career he spent in the respected division, Special Forces. He was part of the 77th, 10th, 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th Special Forces Groups. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Plotts II; and a daughter, Emma Marian Hales. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred R. Plotts of the home; a son Johnny Plotts of Linden; a granddaughter, Becky Hales; and a grandson Bobby Plotts, both of Linden; two great-grandsons, Tommy Hales of the home, and Robby Plotts of Virginia Beach, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Polston of Fayetteville; four half sisters, Angie Plotts of Detroit, and Susan Plotts, Mary Lou Plotts and Judy Plotts, all of Michigan; four half brothers, Charles Plotts, Jack Plotts, Jerry Plotts and Larry Plotts, all of Michigan. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, with Dr. Gerry Davis officiating. He will be laid to rest in St. Andrews United Methodist Church cemetery with the rendering of full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church Building Fund, 121 Lofton Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426. Pallbearers: Dan Pietz, Gordon McRae, Steve McGraw, Ed Norris, Craig Morris, Mark Tomeucci, Ricky Knight and Bobby Salmon. Honorary: Faith Lessons Sunday school class, Hardees Liars Club and Dr. Godfrey Ohadugha. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

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   1954-1957, 4320, 77th Special Forces Group

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77th Special Forces Group

Raff, Edson Duncan, COL, (1933-1958) IN 1542 Colonel
Madding, Albert Jr., LTC, (1941-1969) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Carter, Sherwood, Sr., LTC, (1942-1967) IN 1542 Major
Kinsaul, Wallace B., LTC IN 1542 Major
O'Rourke, Donald C., LTC, (1937-1966) IN 1542 Major
Brucker, Herbert, MAJ, (1940-1960) IN 1542 Captain
Cramer, Harry Griffith, CPT, (1943-1957) IN 1542 Captain
De la Pena, Miquel, LTC, (1942-1967) IN 1542 Captain
Firth, John G., LTC, (1944-1970) IN 1542 Captain
Gaspard, George Wallace, LTC, (1944-1987) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Lindsay, James, GEN, (1952-1990) IN 11A First Lieutenant
Brown, Lewis E., CSM, (1943-1976) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Reynolds, Donald M., MSG, (1941-1963) QM 1620 Master Sergeant
Britton, Walter, Jr., CSM, (1941-1967) IN 1745 Sergeant First Class
Finch, Theodore, SGM, (1943-1967) IN 1748 Sergeant First Class
Kidd, Dennis Curtis, MSG, (1947-1964) IN 1745 Sergeant First Class
Lupyak, Joseph, CSM, (1951-1980) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Newman, Bobby A., CW4, (1951-1985) IN 1745 Sergeant First Class
Stetson, Donald, SFC, (1946-1964) SC 1542 Sergeant First Class
Hazard, Kermit Dale, MSG, (1946-1970) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Manley, Jack Robert, CSM, (1950-1981) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Mohar, Vladimir James, MSG, (1951-1975) SC 05B10 Staff Sergeant
Thorne, Larry Alan, MAJ, (1954-1965) IN 1761 Staff Sergeant
Vannes, Clayton Lee, COL, (1955-1990) SC 1542 Staff Sergeant
Meares, Cecil Abner, SFC, (1948-1967) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Bond, Jack, SPC 3C, (1954-1957) IN 1607 Specialist 3rd Class
DeGraw, Seneca, SPC 3C, (1954-1956) SC 1417 Specialist 3rd Class
Davis, Philip H., COL, (1955-1993) IN 1745 Private (E-2)
Hazard, Kermit Dale, MSG, (1946-1970) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Ruddy, Francis J, CSM, (1943-1975) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Waters, Charles F., CSM, (1942-1970) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Befford, Ernest, 1SG, (1950-1972) IN 4745 Sergeant
Havel, Vaclav, SFC, (1953-1973) EN 3729 Sergeant
Sosniak, Tadeusz, MSG, (1951-1968) IN 1745 Private First Class
Dallas, Frank J., LTC, (1942-1970) Captain
Furst, Henry S., SGM, (1942-1972) IN Master Sergeant
Ruper, Lester G., SFC, (1952-1958) MD Staff Sergeant
Waugh, William, SGM, (1948-1972) Staff Sergeant
Whiteside, Mel, SP 4, (1957-1960) IN Specialist 4
Searles, James, PV1, (1957-1960) IN Private (E-2)
Bailey, James, COL, (1944-1973) Second Lieutenant
Labombard, Raymond, MSG, (1944-1959) Master Sergeant
Storks, Robert, SSG, (1954-1957) Staff Sergeant
Vannes, Clayton Lee, COL, (1955-1990) Staff Sergeant
Kalani, Earl, MSG, (1951-1974) Specialist 2nd Class
DeSoto, William, SGM, (1943-1969) Master Sergeant
Butler, William E., MSG, (1946-1991) Staff Sergeant

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