25 Years Ago* Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan, 38, of...

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August 01, 1993

25 Years Ago

* Lt. Col. Sherman E. Flanagan, 38, of Westminster, was reported Tuesday as killed in action in Vietnam by the Defense Department. The family stated that Mr. Flanagan was killed Sunday, July 21, while flying a mission over the DMZ when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire. Mr. Flanagan had been in Vietnam since May after his reserve unit in the Air Force was called up for active duty in January. He is believed to be the first guardsman called to duty during the period to have died in action in Vietnam. A spokesman for the D.C. Air National Guard based at Andrews Air Force Base said Col. Flanagan had been assigned to train replacement pilots at Myrtle Beach, S.C. His duties, the spokesman said, required him to make brief trips to Vietnam, and two months ago, he volunteered to stay there to do combat missions. -- Democratic Advocate, July 25, 1968.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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