102 Year old D-Day Veteran Welcomed into the SAR
On 27 May, The SAR and DAR gathered at a luncheon to honor 102 year old David Fleming, Jr. as a veteran of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, which lead to the fall of Germany. The event commenced with a video review of his war service and followed by the French Consul General from Houston, Alexis Andres, awarding Sgt. Fleming with the French Legion of Honor Medal. Then the DAR awarded him with the DAR Good Citizenship Medal and the SAR with the Silver Good Citizenship Medal. He was inducted into the Patrick Henry Chapter of the TX Society of the Sons of the American Revolution by Ken Tooke, President, Jim Clements, Registrar, and Stu Hoyt, Historian and given a life membership. After his induction Sgt. Fleming, Jr. was awarded the SAR War Service Medal. Sgt. Fleming was a member of the 9th AF, 406 Fighter. Group.
Left to right are Stu Hoyt, Ken Tooke, and Jim Clements with Sgt. David Fleming Jr. seated.