Dan Flynn remarked upon graduation from high school in 1962 that his career choice was to play for the NFL. Unfortunately, short, stocky, boys were not needed in the league so he joined the US Army Texas National Guard. He served at various post at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas; Ft. Ord, California; and Ft. Polk, Louisiana before his final assignment at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Most veterans today remember the line referencing “that crazy Asian War” sung by Kenny Rogers in his hit song Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town). Many veterans from the Southeast Asian Era tell stories of hateful demonstrations greeting them upon their arrival at San Francisco or Oakland Airports as they stepped from the airplane.
Dan is still serving today as a Colonel in the Texas State Guard (36th Division of the Texas National Guard). He will be on our southern border for a tour as a member of the house Homeland Security Committee and as a Colonel in the Texas State Guard.