FLEMING ROGER A
CPT Roger A Fleming was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/11/1985 at the age of 40.1 (Exact date not known.) from A/C accident
Fergus Falls, MN
Flight Class 69-40
Date of Birth 09/26/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 142 TC CO in 69-70
This information was provided by Ken Bryant, SSN Deceased search
More detail on this person: Rog and I were MTPs and recovery ash and trash guys with 142nd TC
DS on Red Beach, Danang during 69-70. He was a 1st Lt. then and later flew with the 1st group of
Silver Eagles. After he got out he went to Bluefield WV had interest in an FBO then got a corporate
job. I visited him somewhere between 81 and 84 when I was on my way to Ft. Pickett, VA for LOGEX,
I was in a reserve unit then. He had a wonderful wife and 2 young sons. My heart is greatly broken
for he was a great guy and at one time I taught him all I knew about house building so he could
supervise building a house for an orphanage. I wish I had a contact to his family but I don't. I
wish I knew someone in the organization who did.
From: Ken Bryant
Roger Anthony Fleming
Roger Anthony Fleming, 40, Bluefield, W.Va., died Nov. 11 as a result of an airplane crash in Deny,
Penn. Memorial services were Thursday, Nov. 14, in Bluefield and Monday, Nov. 18, at Olson Funeral
Home Chapel in Fergus Falls. Revs. Roger Vossberg, uncle and godfather of the deceased, and Joseph
Korf officiated. Burial was in St. Otto's Cemetery.
The son of Robert and Mae Fleming, he was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Bremerton, Wash. His family
moved to Fergus Falls in November of 1945, and he graduated from high school here in 1964.
He attended St. John's University in Collegeville, where he joined R.O.T.C. He also attended the
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and on the
college rifle team. In 1968, he graduated from UND and received a distinguished military student
award. He was commissioned in August of 1968 under the R.O.T.C. program and received his wings in
December of 1969.
Assigned to the 142nd Direct Support Campany at DaNang, South Vietnam, he served as a
maintenance officer and helicopter pilot. He was promoted to captain there in 1971. With the help of
Dr. Stuart Harveson, an English missionary, he organized and worked with a group of volunteers who
built shelters and provided food and clothing for the homeless Vietnamese children. For his work
with the orphans, he received the Vietnamese commendation medal. His other awards include the
Bronz Star, Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters and Army commendation medals.
After returning to the United States, he was appointed a member of the Silver Eagles Army aviation
precision demonstration team which performed throughout the United States.
On May 19, 1973, he and Marilyn Craft were married in Webb, Ala. They resided in Bluefield, where
for several years he was the owner and chief pilot of the Appalachian Flying Service. For the past
seven years, he was a corporate pilot for the Daniel's Company in Bluefield.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn; parents, Bob and Mae Fleming of Fergus Falls; two sons, Michael
and Robert, both at home; one sister, Marianne Bryan of St. Paul; and two brothers, David of Arden
Hills and Paul of Albuquerque, N.M.
Burial information: Saint Otto's Catholic Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN
This information was last updated 05/09/2018
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