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James P. Fleming

James Phillip Fleming (born March 12, 1943) was a famous United States Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War. Born in Sedalia, Missouri, he won the Congressional Medal of Honor for rescuing a 6-man special forces unit, stranded within heavy enemy positions. He was a 1st Lieutenant at the time. On November 24, 1968 while he was in the 20th Special Operations Squadron, he landed his Bell UH-1F helicopter after one failed attempt, rescued the troops (under heavy enemy fire), and returned to a forward base.