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Sgt Charles Clinton Fleek
Birth: Aug. 28, 1947
Boone County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 27, 1969
Bin Thang, Vietnam

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant with the U.S. Army, Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Binh Duong Province, Republic of Vietnam, on May 27 1969. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Fleek distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader in Company C, during an ambush operation. Sgt. Fleek's unit was deployed in ambush locations when a large enemy force approached the position. Suddenly, the leading enemy element, sensing the ambush, halted and started to withdraw. Reacting instantly, Sgt. Fleek opened fire and directed the effective fire of his men upon the numerically superior enemy force. During the fierce battle that followed, an enemy soldier threw a grenade into the squad position. Realizing that his men had not seen the grenade, Sgt. Fleek, although in a position to seek cover, shouted a warning to his comrades and threw himself onto the grenade, absorbing its blast. His gallant action undoubtedly saved the lives or prevented the injury of at least 8 of his fellow soldiers. Sgt. Fleek's gallantry and willing self-sacrifice were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

~Panel 24W Line 116 on Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall
 (bio by: Forbin01) 
 
Burial:
Petersburg Cemetery
Petersburg
Boone County
Kentucky, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.06232, -84.87514
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7028117
Sgt Charles Clinton Fleek
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- Lazer
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013
With appreciation of your bravery and devotion to our country.
- TMS
 Added: Aug. 28, 2013
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