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Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain Russell Keith Fleming

1948 - 2015

 

— • Military Hero • —

 
Captain Russell Kieth Fleming Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
1. Captain Russell Kieth Fleming Marker
Inscription.  

Following college, Russell Fleming joined U.S. Army, completed officer candidate school & helicopter flight training. Deployed to Vietnam April 1970, B troop 7, First Cavalry Division. Flew Cobra helicopters over 1,600 combat hours. Shot down nine times into Vietnam jungles. Received Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional skill, personal bravery & gallantry in action while completely destroying enemy ambush. Other medals awarded during military career: Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Bronze Star, Air Medal of Valor, Air Medal with Several Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnamese Service Medal. Health issues from Agent Orange prompted medical retirement.
• Marker Erected by Friends
 
Erected by His Friends.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 30° 29.309′ N, 99° 45.864′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Memorial is at the intersection of North 4th Street and College Street, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Captain Russell Keith Fleming Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
2. Captain Russell Keith Fleming Marker
The marker is the first marker on the left of the three markers.
are within walking distance of this marker. Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland (a few steps from this marker); Burt M. Fleming (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); First Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Llano Crossing (about 400 feet away); Kimble County (about 400 feet away); Junction's First Waterworks (about 500 feet away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Russell Kieth Fleming (1948 - 2015). Findagrave.com (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Marker from the road. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
3. The view of the Marker from the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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