NKY Road To Be Named After Petersburg Man Killed In Vietnam

By On July 25, 2018

NKY Road To Be Named After Petersburg Man Killed In Vietnam

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 12:00am

By Travis Thayer @TheTravisThayer

Sgt. Charles Fleek was killed during battle over 49 years ago.

Sgt. Charles Fleek. Photo via findagrave.com.

(Boone County, Ky.) â€" A northern Kentucky road is set to be named after a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

This August, a section of Kentucky Route 20 in Petersburg will be dedicated the Sgt. Charles 'Chalkie' Fleek Memorial Highway, reports the NKY Tribune. The public dedication will take place at the Petersburg Community Center on Friday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m.

Fleek, a Petersburg native, was just 21-years-old when he was killed during a battle in Binh Duong Province of Vietnam over 49 years ago. During the battle, Fleek’s unit was ambushed, and he willingly threw himself on a grenade to save eight other members of his unit were unaware the grenade had been thrown.

For his actions, Fleek was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given by the United States for valor.

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Source: Google News Vietnam | Netizen 24 Vietnam

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