Fleps, Carl, BGen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1946-1956, 9907, Aviation Units
Service Years
1932 - 1956
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Panama Canal Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Brigadier General


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine BGen Carl Fleps.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
McClean, VA

Date of Passing
Feb 28, 2007
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Transport Command USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal US Navy Honorable Discharge Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Upon his retirement from the USMC in 1956, Gen. Fleps was promoted to the rank of BGen.  The promotion was awarded in recognition of his meritorious wartime service.

Following his retirement, BGen Fleps launched a successful business career.  He rose to the position of Vice President with the Greyhound Corporation, later the Dial Corporation.  During the 1960 presidential campaign, he led the "Maryland Volunteers for Nixon-Lodge" organization.  After leaving the Dial Corporation in 1979, he then held a position with the American Enterprise Institute, in Washington, D.C. for one-year.
Other Comments:
BGen Fleps died of complications from Parkinson's Disease on February 28, 2007.  He was buried with full-military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1932, Navy Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), X
 Unit Assignments
US NavyUSMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal SchoolsMarine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & IMarine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
Naval Flight TrainingMAG-25First Marine Aviation ForceMCAS Cherry Point, NC
Aviation Units2nd MAW
  1932-1934, US Navy
  1938-1939, 0301, Basic School for Marine Officers, Philadelphia Navy Yard
  1939-1940, 0301, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I
  1940-1941, 0302, Marine Barracks Subic Bay, Philippines
  1941-1942, 7599, Naval Flight Training
  1941-1942, 7503, US Navy/Naval Air Advanced Training Command, NAS,
  1942-1943, 7503, MAG-25
  1943-1944, 7503, First Marine Aviation Force
  1944-1945, 7503, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1945-1945, 7503, MAG-62
  1945-1946, 9905, 2nd MAW
  1946-1956, 9907, Aviation Units
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/New Caledonia
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Japan
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1934-1938, United States Naval Academy
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