Plotts, Robert Lee, I, CSM

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Command Sergeant Major
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Last Primary MOS
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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Last Address
Linden, NC

Date of Passing
Nov 14, 2009
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Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Special Forces Group

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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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7th Infantry Division

Williams, John Jacob, S/Sgt, (1941-1950) IN 1745 Staff Sergeant
Elyard, Joe J., Sgt, (1939-1945) IN 745 Sergeant
Walker, Kenneth John, Cpl, (1944-1948) IN 604 Corporal
Metheny, Everett Eugene, PFC, (1944-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Ruddle, Curtis H., PFC, (1943-1945) IN 745 Private First Class
Van Meter, Harold Stewart, PFC, (1943-1945) IN 345 Private First Class
Casas, Victoriano, Pvt, (1944-1945) IN 521 Private
Brown, Albert Eger, MG, (1912-1949) USA 00GC Major General
Corlett, Charles, LTG, (1913-1946) USA 00GC Major General
White, Charles, MG, (1907-1946) USA 00GC Major General
Brown, Albert Eger, MG, (1912-1949) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Landrum, Eugene, MG, (1910-1951) USA 00GC Brigadier General
Ready, Joseph, BG, (1917-1949) USA 00GD Brigadier General
Stewart, LeRoy, BG, (1922-1951) MP 9100 Brigadier General
Kane, Paul, BG, (1916-1949) FA 1193 Colonel
Murphy, Eugene, COL, (1942-1970) IN 1542 Colonel
McMahon, John, BG, (1913-1950) QM 1984 Lieutenant Colonel
Bassett, John Winfield, CPT, (1939-1943) MD 3150 Captain
Pankey, Robert, Sgt, (1944-1946) FA 845 Sergeant
Thomas, George, Sgt, (1942-1945) FA 844 Sergeant
Hermansen, Carl, Cpl, (1944-1946) QM 835 Corporal
Braun, Gustav Joseph, BG, (1917-1945) 2010 Colonel
Zimmerman, Wayne, MG, (1918-1956) 2010 Colonel
Miller, Robert B, Sgt, (1941-1945) IN Staff Sergeant
Kowalski, Edward, SPC 3C, (1945-1955) AR [Other Service Rank]
Shepard, Whitfield, MG, (1917-1956) IN Colonel
Sibert, Edwin, MG, (1918-1954) FA Colonel
Stewart, LeRoy, BG, (1922-1951) FA Colonel
Wise, Emmett Walter, T/Sgt, (1941-1944) Technical Sergeant
Torey, Roy, BG, (1943-1990) Sergeant
Corlett, Charles, MG, (1913-1946) Major General
Marshall, Samuel Lyman Atwood, BG, (1917-1960) Lieutenant Colonel
Atkinson, Alonzo, Sgt, (1941-1942) Sergeant
Abbey, James M., MSG, (1930-1960) Corporal
Johnson, Seth, Cpl, (1942-1945) Corporal
Stocks, Richard Nolan, T/5 Technician Fifth Grade
Thorson, John F., PFC, (1942-1945) Private First Class
Harris, Jed Elwyn, Pvt, (1944-1945) Private

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