Scott Fleming '04
Scott Fleming was killed in action Friday, September 17th, 2010 while serving as a Marine Lieutenant in Afghanistan.
Scott was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Kaneohe Bay. Fleming was commissioned in the Marine Corps in August 2008 and joined 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in October 2009. He was serving as a platoon commander with 1st Platoon, Kilo Company. Fleming's unit deployed to Afghanistan in May to conduct counterinsurgency operations partnered with Afghan national security forces.
On September 17, 2010, Lt. Scott J. Fleming made his final mission while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to reports, he was shot as his unit was providing security for the parliamentary elections in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The Marines came under small-arms fire and Lt. Fleming was struck. He was taken to a base hospital where he was pronounced dead.
First Lt. Fleming earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
"It’s hard to say anything more than he was one of the finest young men I’ve been around. He epitomizes what you would hope for in your child,” Coach Brian Marks said. “Very close to his family, certainly close to his school, and obviously his country was very important to him.”
He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 7, and a mass in his memory was celebrated at Blessed Trinity High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.
Semper Fi- "Always Faithful"
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