Plotts, Robert Lee, I, CSM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
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
Foreign Language(s)
Romanian
Vietnamese
Russian


Special Forces
Command Sergeant Major


Eight Service Stripes



Thirteen Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fairbury
Last Address
Linden, NC

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


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Last Known Activity
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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Combat Infantryman 3rd Award
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 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry DivisionBasic Airborne Course (BAC)1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)57th Field Artillery Battalion
505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)77th Special Forces Group10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
US Army Institute for Military Assistance5th Special Forces Group (A)6th Special Forces Group5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1942-1945, 746, 7th Infantry Division
  1946-1946, 746, Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
  1952-1953, 4812, HHC, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1953-1954, 1514, 57th Field Artillery Battalion
  1954-1954, 4812, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/HHC
  1954-1957, 4320, 77th Special Forces Group
  1957-1960, 11F10, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1960-1962, 11F10, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1962-1963, 11F10, US Army Institute for Military Assistance/Special Forces Schools
  1963-1965, 11Z50, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1965-1966, 11F10, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 11Z50, 6th Special Forces Group
  1969-1969, 11Z50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1971, 11Z50, 6th Special Forces Group
  1971-1972, 11Z50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1952-1953 Korean War
  1961-1961 Cold War Event - Training Cuban Exiles
  1961-1962 Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
  1964-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
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