Gregory Fleury

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Cpl. Gregory M.W. Fleury, 23, of Anchorage, died Oct. 26, 2009, in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

A funeral will be at noon Friday at First Baptist Church, 1100 W. 10th Ave., with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. A private interment will be held at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Greg was born Oct. 4, 1986, in Sitka, and raised in Anchorage. Greg was part Athabascan, Tlingit, and Choctaw.

Greg was a young man whose life was dedicated to helping his family and friends.

Greg joined the U.S. Marine Corps on June 6, 2005, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. During his service he was awarded the following medals: Air Medal, NATO Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War On Terrorism Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, and the Combat Air Crew Badge.

His grandfather said, "We called him 'Spike' because when we were building our cabin, his job was to hand up the 16-inch spikes for the walls."

The Fleury-Flygare family is thankful to all the people who have wished us well, and honored Greg for his services to his country. Greg loved Alaska and carried the Alaska State Flag with him up to and during his last flight. We will miss him greatly but we will remember him always."

Greg is survived by his mother, Donna Fleury-Brown; dad, Christopher Flygare; siblings, Stephanie, Jenny, Crystal, Constance, Nicholas, Jerrod and Brandon; grandparents, Albert (Linda) Fleury, and Sally Fleury.

He was preceded in death by great-grandmothers, Leona Turner-Fleury and Alma Moses-York.

In memory of Greg, his mother would like to have forget-me-not flowers planted each year as a reminder of those from Alaska who are currently serving in all branches of our military.

Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Witzleben Chapel, www.legacyalaska.com.







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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2009
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