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1SG Cameron M. Wesson
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It won't... sane minds will prevail.

I know it may come as a surprise and shock a few people; however, the Army (probably the other services also) lose records.

Before I get burned in effigy and shouted down as a heretic for such slanderous remarks, I have proof.

In 2005 when I retired fro the Army... with digital records and tracking... two of my awards had not been properly captured in my OMPF. While I had records of the awards.... HRC did not. I had to provide so they would have the correct story for my DD214. After I retired I was awarded a few awards retroactively... even received them from HQDA... did they get into my record? NO! I had to submit for a correction of my DD214 (actually a DD215)... and it took twice on one occasion.

Let's be clear... I know the system.

Now lets roll back to the 60s and 70s... I can easily see that some awards didn't make into a soldiers OMPF. Additionally, there was not as much emphasis in "holding on to stuff" as the Big Army might lose it... as was later.

With that said, I hope the masses give SGM Plumley, rest his soul, the benefit of the doubt and simply accept the fact that the BIG ARMY probably lost the freaking record.

My 2 cents
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1SG Cameron M. Wesson
1SG Cameron M. Wesson
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MSgt (Join to see) Brother... we can only hope... and while "Hope is not a Method" per Gordon R. Sullivan (a good book BTW)... that is all we can do in this case.
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MAJ Rene De La Rosa
MAJ Rene De La Rosa
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A real succinct explanation. Thanks.
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SFC James Welch
SFC James Welch
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Having spent a large part of my Career in the Personnel Management Field first as a 71H, later as a 75Z, I can tell you that many records were screwed up on purpose by Personnel Clerks who were Draftees. Now before you go into a tizzy I was also drafted, got out two months and came back in. I can’t tell you how many times I found mistakes on the Form 20’s and how many award orders I rescued from the trash can. This is especially true of the 201 and 202 files of Officers and “ Lifers” E-6 and above. It got to the point I even sent orders to DA myself to see that they got there. I reviewed all Senior NCO Records under my care with them to assure they had everything prior to Promotion Boards. I was astounded at the amount of mistakes I found. I was just one person. Clerks often bragged about getting even with someone. I did all I could but it was a major problem in the 60’s and 70’s.
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SSG Paul Headlee
SSG Paul Headlee
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I can definitely see that happening.
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LTC Thomas Tennant
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Some people have no sense of decency and the rest of us have to pound it into them. We need to let this hero rest in peace.
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CSM Infantryman
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CSM Plumley never touted his awards period
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