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Delmar man to lead ‘Fighting 69th’

Flynn’s ancestry tied to historic unit

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Maj. Sean Flynn’s link to the New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment stretches back through both world wars to the Civil War, when two of his Irish immigrant ancestors served in the Manhattan-based unit. On Monday, the 42-year-old combat veteran from Delmar was named to lead the regiment dubbed “the Fighting 69th” by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. “The Fighting 69th has a rich history of defending our nation and keeping New York’s ...

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