Private First Class
Pay grade E3
Killed in action May 28, 1968 by ground casualty multiple
fragmentation wounds hostile, died in Hua Nghia South Vietnam. The
body was recovered. Home of record was EAST HAMPTON, NY. Born
March 2, 1948 age at death 20. A Caucasian Male, Single. Religous
affiliation Roman Catholic.
CAACF Record Number : 52756014
We at bonac.com
believe that our Town should honor the
memory of Pat Flynn by dedicating the newly acquired beach
at Napeague in his name as the only East Hampton Town resident
killed in action in the Vietnam War.
The East Hampton
Town American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett
has repeatedly requested that Supervisor Jay Schneiderman address
this request but he has thus far ignored this simple request.
May 28, 2002
will mark 24 years since Pat's untimely death at the
young age of 20. It's time to honor and to remember one of our
own who went off to war and never returned. Please support this
effort by writing to:
Town of East Hampton
159 Pantigo Rd.
East Hampton, NY 11937
Barry W. Leach
the East Hampton American Legion Post 419
circulated a petition which stated the following:
P E T I T I O N
That the newly acquired nature
preserve and beach that the
Town of East Hampton recently purchased at Napeague be
officially named "EAST HAMPTON TOWN NATURE PRESERVE
AT WILLIAM PATRICK FLYNN BEACH". This, to honor and
memorialize the only East Hampton Town resident killed in
action in Vietnam.
Memorial Services held on 9/11/2002 our staff
procured the signatures on the petition of Mayor Paul
Rickenback, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Councilman
Job Potter, and Councilwoman Pat Mansir. The next day
on a visit to the Town Council Offices on Pantigo Road we
acquired the signatures of Councilwoman Diana Weir and
Councilman Pete Hammerle. Also, Councilwoman Weir
agreed to draft the resolution and present it at the Town
Board meeting following receipt of our petition. At the
present, there are about 400 signatures from all over, but
more importantly WE HAVE A UNANIMOUS TOWN BOARD
OPINION AND AGREEMENT ON THE ISSUE.
to all who worked on this endeavor. We
at bonac.com thank you but more importantly, the Flynn
family can be comforted by the fact that we will never
forget! We hope PFC Pat Flynn is smiling with us tonight.
Barry W. Leach