Soldier Honored: Paul J. Flynn
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul J. Flynn, 28, of Whitsett, North Carolina was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. He was serving as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot under Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and 13 other servicemen were killed on August 22, 2007 when their helicopter crashed in Multaka, Iraq.
A graduate of Eastern Guilford High School, Paul Flynn joined the Army in 1997. After he joined as a Private, the Army saw potential and sent him to Warrant Officers Candidate Course / Army Aviator training. His father says his grades in aviation school ranked among the top in his class. Tim Riggs, a science teacher at Eastern Guilford High School, said he has fond memories of when Paul was a student.“He taught me how to laugh as a teacher; how to have a good sense of humor,” Riggs recalled.
Flynn’s son is the recipient of a Folds of Honor Children’s Fund Scholarship.