Robert D. Fleming was born in March 15, 1892. He was a woodworker. He registered on June 5, 1917 and entered into service on April 25, 1918. He served as a Private in Company F, Sixteenth Infantry, First Division, and on June 12, 1918 he served in the American Expeditionary Forces until he was killed in action on October 4th, 1918 at hill 240 near Exermont in France. He was initially reported as missing in action, his body was repatriated to the US on the SS Wheaton in August of 1921. He was buried at Union Dale Cemetery. His father was Robert Fleming, his mother (who passed away prior to his death) was Catherine Fleming, and he had many siblings William, Walter, Peter, John, and Mary. The Family lived at 249 Shiloh Street in Bellevue. In 1928 a group of veterans assembled at Bellevue Borough Hall to discuss the organization of a Veterans of Foreign War Post. They selected officers and gained approval from the Allegheny County Council- Veterans of Foreign Wars and went on to gain approval from the National Headquarters on March 29, 1932 which instituted Post #2454. The Post was named in remembrance of Robert D. Fleming.
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