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    America’s Battalion Honors Fallen Marine

    America’s Battalion Honors Fallen Marine

    Photo By Mark Fayloga | A memorial service honoring the life of 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming took place at Patrol...... read more read more

    PATROL BASE JAKER, AFGHANISTAN

    09.25.2010

    Story by Sgt. Mark Fayloga 

    Regimental Combat Team 1

    PATROL BASE JAKER, Afghanistan - A memorial service honoring the life of 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming took place at Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan, Sept. 25. He was remembered for his selflessness and leadership.

    Fleming, a platoon commander with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, died in support of combat operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 17.

    “Anyone who was close to Lt. Fleming knew the Marines of his platoon came first, and it was easy to see how much he cared for them,” 2nd Lt. David Rooks said during the memorial. “Lt. Fleming was a Marine whose personality cannot be replaced and whose leadership will be missed.

    During the service, Fleming’s fellow Marines highlighted his passion for his work. Afghan leadership honored his sacrifice.

    “Fleming’s life was given for the freedom of Afghanistan and the people of Nawa, and this will never be forgotten by the people of Nawa,” said Nawa District governor Haji Abdul Manaf.

    Fleming’s Marines spoke of his positive influence on them.

    “As a Marine officer and friend, he made a big impact on our lives,” said Sgt. Jorge Diaz, a squad leader with Kilo Company. “He died doing something he cared about.”

    Fleming is survived by his wife and parents. His awards include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

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    Date Taken: 09.25.2010
    Date Posted: 10.03.2010 06:01
    Story ID: 57407
    Location: PATROL BASE JAKER, AF

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