FORT HOOD — The Fort Hood Air Assault School was officially renamed the Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley Air Assault School on Tuesday during a ceremony attended by the late soldier’s daughter.
The more than 50 attendees included current and former members of 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, “Garryowen,” 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. One of the former members, Joe Pena, served under Plumley in Vietnam during a battle which would make Plumley an Army icon.