An Afternoon on Chief, Marine Corps Warrior
May 11 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
508 Cedar Street
Yankton, SD 57078
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Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us as Dr. Sean Flynn, of Dakota Wesleyan University, discusses his book, Chief, Marine Corps Warrior, a biography of his father, Lt. Col. John P. “Pat” Flynn Jr., a decorated Korean War POW and one of a handful of American Indian aviators to fly combat missions in World War II and Korea. The book includes photos from Marine airfields in South Korea and Flynn's pencil-drawing depictions of POW internment at Pike's Peak and at two POW camps on the Yalu River. In addition to service in World War II and
Vietnam, Flynn flew 62 combat missions in Korea with the night fighters of VMF(N)-513. He was shot down and captured by the Chinese in May 1952 and held as a POW until repatriation in September 1953. Much of my book, which profited greatly from interviews with Korean War vets describes Marine Air interdiction operations in North Korea and life in Chinese POW camps.