ANCHORAGE, AK, USA U.S. Marines CPL, HMLA 169, MAG 40, (2D MEB-FWD), 3D MAW, CAMP PENDLETON, CA FOB DWYER, AFGHANISTAN 10/26/2009
Gregory Michael William Fleury, of Anchorage, Alaska, was a proud young man; proud of his heritage: part Tlingit, part Athabascan and part Choctaw, and proud of his state, Alaska.He was born in Sitka and raised in Anchorage, loving to fish, spending time with his grandfather and family. In high school, Greg joined the JROTC.
After his graduation from Service High School in 2005, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served two tours of duty in Iraq as a gunner and mechanic aboard combat helicopters. Gregory M. W. Fleury, 23, was killed in action on October 26, 2009, when two Marine helicopters collided in flight while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Greg was carrying the Alaska state flag when he was killed.
He had earned several military awards, including the Marines Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.