CPT Russell "Snuffy" K. Fleming was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/26/2015 at the age of 67.5
Junction, TX
Flight Classes 69-46 and 69-42
Date of Birth 02/11/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/7/1 CAV in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam DUTCHMASTER SNUFFY
This information was provided by Lyle Borders

More detail on this person: Fleming, Russell K. USA CPT (Ret). Flight Class 69-46/69-42, RVN: 70-71. B Troop, 7/1 Cavalry., Dutchmasters.

CPT (Ret) Russell "Snuffy" Fleming, 67, died on August 26, 2015 after a long term illness. He was born on February 11, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas, and was a long term resident of Junction, Texas.

He graduated from Junction High School in 1966, and then attended Abilene Christian College. While in college, he enlisted in the Army, and subsequently completed Officer Candidate School and flight school. Snuffy completed the Cobra Transition Course enroute to Vietnam. Upon arrival to RVN, he was assigned to B Troop, 7/1 Air Cavalry based in Vinh Long. Toward the later part of his tour, he accompanied his unit to Quang Tri and flew cobras in Laos during Lam Son 719. An outstanding pilot, during his tour he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with "V" Device. Following his tour in RVN he was assigned to Ft Hood, Texas, and was later medically retired. Returning to Junction, Texas, he served as a County Commissioner. An avid hunter and fisherman, in his spare time he was a deer guide, and enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Katherine Fleming, who herself is a real trooper and hero for serving as his primary caregiver for many years after his illnesses began. He is also survived by his son Leland, daughters Rebecca and Deborah, 6 grandchildren., brother Milton, and sister Margerite He will always be remembered by all who knew him as a genuine Texan, with a warm heart and quick wit.

This information was last updated 07/23/2015

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