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Robert Walton Fleming

Captain, Navy

Born: January 9, 1894
Hometown: Fauquier County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 6, 1945
Died In: Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star

Captain Fleming served aboard the USS New Mexico BB-40.

He attended Episcopal High School, the Columbia Preparatory School and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1917.

He was buried at sea but a memorial headstone resides in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


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