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Adrian Sebastian Fleming, American army officer. awarded two oak leaves.


Fleming, Adrian Sebastian was born on December 6, 1872 in Midway, Kentucky, United States. Son of William B. Fleming.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1895, School of Submarine Defense, 1905. Field Officers’ Course, Army School of the Line, 1912. General Staff Colonel, 1920.


Commissioned add. Second lieutenant 5th Artillery, June 12, 1895. Promoted through grades to colonel, May 15, 1917. Brigadier general N.A., April 12, 1918.

Brigadier general O.R.C., July 12, 1921. Brigadier general retired, June 21, 1930. Accompanied Light Battery D, 6th Artillery, to Philippines, 1898.

In Philippine Rebellion from outbreak, February-July 1898, in numerous engagements on Island of Luzon. Cited for gallantry in action against insurgent forces near Manila, February 5, 1899, and for gallantry in action at Calumpit River, Luzon, April 25, 1899. Commandant School of Fire for Field Artillery, September 1917-May 1918.

Appointed commander 158th Brigade, Field Artillery, 83d Division, 4th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Force, May 1918. With American Expeditionary Forces, June 1918-May 1919, serving in action during Meuse-Argonne Offensive, with 17th French Corps and 29th, 32d and 91st United States divisions. General Staff Corps, August 25, 1920.

Retired at own request after 30 years’ service, June 17, 1921. Vice president Columbia River Paper Company, Columbia River Paper Mills, Oregon Pulp & Paper Company, California-Oregon Paper Mills. Distinguished Service Medal.

Awarded two oak leaves. Officier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France).


Married Mabel V. Gassen, June 17, 1902.

William B. Fleming. Fleming

Mabel V. Gassen