America's Battalion Honors Fallen Marine
(October 6, 2010)
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
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
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.”
A memorial service honoring the life of 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming took place at Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan, Sept. 25,
2010. Fleming died supporting combat operations Sept. 17. Fleming is survived by his wife and parents.
Photo by USMC Sgt. Mark Fayloga
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. |
ABy USMC Sgt. Mark Fayloga|
Regimental Combat Team 1
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