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i <br /> ��,MapNtkG <br /> .7� ��4 <br /> n, f ' <br /> .'cj ?� �,i, <br /> i "`a s n <br /> � � h ? �O�tt Of �.��ft2TQ�OTY, �d$��C�U$��� <br /> �� <br /> �e�fizt�GK��� SEIECT BOARD OFFICE <br /> PROCLAMATION ; � <br /> Whereas: Winston Emery "Pat" Flynn was born in 1924 in West Lebanon, Vermont and entered <br /> military service with the US Army at the age of 18 in March af 1943 in Massachusetts; and <br /> Whereas: Pat went on to serve continuously on the front lines until 1945 during which time he made <br /> amphibious landings at Anzio Beachhead, Italy and St. Maxine Beachhead, France. He was <br /> buried alive when a direct shell hit his foxhole at Anzia killing his fo�chole mate. He was <br /> hospitalized and returned to the front within a week; and <br /> Whereas: in 195Q, Pat saw combat in Karea, leading over 80 consecutive patrols behind enemy lines. <br /> Wounded, he spent three days behind enemy Iines in a faxhole, when his Battalion was <br /> overrun by the enemy. In 1951 Pat received a Battlefield Commission to 2°a Lieutenant for <br /> outstanding combat while under fire and in 1952,Pat became an original member of the 14`h <br /> Special Forces Group Airbc�rne at Bad To1z, Germany when he was persanally recruited by <br /> Colanel Aaron Bank;and <br /> Whereas: during the cold war Pat went on to organize and cammand a Special Forces A Team;and <br /> Whereas: in 1962, Pat joined Company C, 5"' 5pecial Forces Group, Airborne at Fart Bragg, Narth <br /> Carolina. Pat served as leader af a B Team controlling 7 A teams of Green Berets operating <br /> in the Delta in Vietnam and in Octaber af 1463,Pat sustained catastrophic and career ending <br /> injuries during a cambat jump in Vietnam; and <br /> Whereas: during his military tenure Pat earned the following awards and decarations: Bronze Star <br /> Medal; Purple Heart with three Bronze Oak Clusters; Army Commendatian Medal; Army <br /> . Gaod Canduct Medal with Bronze Clasp and Four Loops;Eurapean-African-Middle Eastern. <br /> Campaign Medal with Arrowhead device and ane Silver Service Star;VVarld War II Victary <br /> Medal;Army 4ccupation Medal with Germany Clasp;National Defense Service Medal with <br /> one Branze Star; Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars; Armed Forces <br /> Expeditionary Medal;Presidential Unit Citatian;Cornbat Infantryman Badge with two Stars; <br /> Master Parachutist Badge; E�ert Badge with Rifle bar; Marksman Badge with Pistol and <br /> Carbine bars; Special Forces Tab; Honorable Service Lapel Button-Wortd War II; United <br /> IVations Service Medal; Republic of Korea-Korean War Service Medal; Republic of Korea <br /> Presidential Unit Citatian; Republic of�ietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm <br /> device; and <br /> Whereas: in August af 2021,Pat was honored at the American Heritage Museum when he received the <br /> French Legion of Honar medal far his participation in the liberation of France during Warld <br /> War II; and <br />