Flynn, Joseph

Joseph Flynn
The son of Irish immigrants, Joseph Flynn was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 7, 1920. Joseph and his brother were drafted into the Army prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thinking he was going to fulfill his service in fourteen months, Flynn ended up serving as a medic for nearly four years. He was assigned to the 941st Field Artillery Regiment, part of V Corps of the 1st Army when the unit landed on Omaha Beach only seven days after D-Day in June 1944.