Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: March 13, 1918

Died: March 4, 1945

Married: Leah Sweet

Children: 3

John Flynn was a World War II veteran; he was killed in action.  His wife and three children lived at 61 Shepard Avenue.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 23, 1945

S. Sgt. John Francis Flynn, 27, father of three children, died from wounds received on March 4, while fighting in Luxembourg, his wife, Mrs. Leah Sweet Flynn of Saranac Lake was informed.

Sgt. Flynn had been overseas for a year. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Francis Flynn of Gabriels.

He is survived by his wife, three children and his parents. He was a graduate of the Saranac Lake high school and prior to enlisting he was employed as a mechanic in the Riverside garage.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 4, 2005

You Know What... ?

By Howard Riley

...Sgt. John Flynn, Jr., 26, was killed in action March 4, 1945 according to a telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Leah Sweet Flynn. He was serving in the Infantry with Gen. Patton's Third Army in the Luxembourg region." He was born in Bloomingdale and was nine days from his 27th birthday when he was killed...

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