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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming

20th Special Operations Squadron

 
 
First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming Marker
Inscription. First Lieutenant Fleming was the aircraft commander of a UH-1F transport helicopter near Duc Co in the Republic of Vietnam's central highlands, 26 November 1968. He unhesitatingly flew to the aid of a six-man Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol in danger of being overrun by a large, heavily armed hostile force. Lieutenant Fleming descended twice in his lightly armed helicopter through a barrage of enemy fire to rescue the beleaguered patrol. Each time, he had to balance his helicopter, on the bank of a river with its tail boom hanging over open water. With complete disregard for his own safety and life, he remained in this exposed position, with bullets smashing through his windscreen, until the entire patrol could board his helicopter. Lieutenant Fleming was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Nixon at a White House ceremony on 14 May 1970.
 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 30° 24.916′ N, 86° 42.002′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Independence Road. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field
UH-1P Helicopter with marker on extreme right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. UH-1P Helicopter with marker on extreme right.
Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AT-28D Trojan (a few steps from this marker); A-37 "Dragonfly" (a few steps from this marker); Combat Talon / Here Am I; Send Me. Isaiah 6:8 (within shouting distance of this marker); AC-130 Spectre (within shouting distance of this marker); MC-130E Combat Talon I (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Steven L. Bennett (within shouting distance of this marker); OV-10 Bronco (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Just Cause (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on James P. Fleming. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHeroesWar, Vietnam
 
James Phillip Fleming image. Click for full size.
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3. James Phillip Fleming
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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