Flynn, Billy Wayne, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 1542, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
- 1967

Infantry


Ranger
Second Lieutenant


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greensboro
Last Address
Greensboro

Casualty Date
Jan 23, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Westminster Gardens - Greensboro, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14E 070

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 1542, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1962-1966, United States Military Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

My cousin Billy Wayne, served his country as an Army Officer because he knew it was an important contribution to our Nation in time of war. My son, Captain Mark B. Flynn, will soon be shipping out to Iraq as the Battalion Intelligence Officer for 2nd BN, 34 Armored, 1st Infantry for the same reason. Duty, Honor, Country. John T. Flynn, john.flynn@jefferson.edu.

In rememberance of a friend, whom I knew too short a time, whose courage and determination made a lasting impression.
Cliff McSwain.

2ND LIEUTENANT BILLY WAYNE FLYNN WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT IN THE CLASS OF 1966 WHO MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH AT THE YOUNG AGE OF JUST 24 ON 1-23-1967 AND WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL, DUTY - HONOR - COUNTRY. Clay Marston, cmarston@interlog.com.

He was the first Graduate of the 1966 West Point Class to be killed in Vietnam. Billy was a classmate and friend at West Point. He came to West Point after serving as an Airborne soldier, of which he was very proud. Billy was small in stature they made him jump with the M60 machine gun so the added weight would increase the reliability of chute opening. I don't know if that's true, but that's what was told little guys in those days. Small in size, but Billy had a great big heart. We attended the Army's Preparatory school together a school to help veteran's reacclimate to an academic setting. He did well, and was proud to become a West Point cadet. Billy was the first of the West Point class of 1966 to be KIA in Viet Nam. It was characteristic of him to run straight toward the action. We are proud of Billy and we are saddened at the loss of a good friend. Reggie Audibert, Portland, Oregon, raudibert1@msn.com.

I'm his second cousin: Billy W. Flynn was a graduate of West Point. When he finished West Point he immediately went to infantry school. B.W. Flynn, after completing Infantry School was sent to Vietnam. He was in Nam for one month and four days. He was killed in action. Although I never knew my cousin I am greatful for his service to our country. Today I am an 8th grade teacher who takes great pride in showing my students Billy's Bible that was presented to him the day he graduated from West Point. I will never forget his service to this wonderful country and hope to teach my students to never forget either. Kristen Jordan, 4604 Perquimans Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Sankey F Flynn, 1510 19th Street, Greensboro, North Carolina.

He served with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantyman;s Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
   
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