New Bern Chapter Honors WWII Veteran

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On Saturday, 20 March, members of the New Bern Chapter, and attending members of the Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter, of the DAR, paid honor to a 94-year old SAR Chapter member, Compatriot Richard Walker Flynn, by presenting him a 15-year Service Pin with a Certificate and awarding him the SAR War Service Medal with a Bronze WW II Bar, and induction into the NSSAR World War II Veterans Corps.  Mr. Flynn was drafted by the Army in 1944, was then later assigned to Anti-Tank Company 88th Infantry Division, and served as an Infantryman Cannoneer, with a 57MM Anti-Tank Gun, in Italy from 1944 to 1945.  Mr. Flynn’s son, Richard Flynn, and the members of the New Bern SAR Chapter Color Guard were present to help with the honors.

Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Bob Ainsley (President, New Bern Chapter), Bruce Martin; Rob Webster (MSgt USMC (Ret) and Vice-President, New Bern Chapter), Compatriot Richard Walker Flynn, Richard Flynn (son); Jay DeLoach (Rear Admiral (Ret) and Sr. VP, NC SAR & Past President, New Bern Chapter), Lee Purcell, Ed Perkins, Scott Brick (Secretary, New Bern Chapter), and Bob Rigg (Chapter Color Guard Commander).