A storied and distinguished career
To the editor:
I note with interest Fram Dinshaw’s recent piece on John Flanagan, telling some of his many tales of a storied and distinguished career. Thank you for an excellent story.
I served in the Airborne with Mr. Flanagan from 1977 to 1980. He was my first Troop Sergeant-major and was very good to me as I attempted to cut my teeth as a new officer. He taught me many useful and very valuable lessons that served me very well as the years passed.
I was lucky to have him as a mentor.
If you happen to see Mr. Flanagan in your travels, would you be so kind as to pass on my warmest and sincerest regards and best wishes. He still looks the part of a smart soldier and clearly the years have treated him well.
Thanks once more for a great piece of work.
Paul E. Kearney, OMM, CD, Lieutenant-colonel (Ret’d.),