Hal Fleming, who headed the Peace Corps Public Affairs and Recruitment in the mid-’60s and later was the Country Director in Cote D’Ivoire, died suddenly of heart failure on February 4, 2014 at his home in Great Falls, Virginia. As a Peace Corps writer, he published several short stories, poems, and two novels: The Brides’ Fair, set in Morocco, and Once Upon A Storm, a Civil Rights era mystery.
In 1978 he joined USAID as Mission Director in Morocco, later was a counselor for development at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. From 1994 - 97 he was at the State Department as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organizations.
A memorial gathering for family, friends and colleagues is scheduled for April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., at DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006. Contributions in Hal’s memory may be made to the DACOR Bacon House Foundation or to the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.