Veterans' Memorial Project

Harry Albert Flint

Champaign, IL

World War II

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Date of Birth: 02/12/1888

Date of Death: 07/24/1944

Affiliations: Military faculty; Coach, Varsity Polo

Lt. Col. Flint graduated from West Point in 1912 and was a career Army officer. He was assigned command of the 9th Infantry Division’s 39th Regiment in Sicily. He was killed in action in Normandy, France when the 39th Regiment was stopped by mortar fire, and Lt. Col. Flint led his patrol on foot to a farmhouse for cover. He was hit by sniper fire and died the next day. He was eventually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, at Section 2, Site E-310 WH. He earned many honors and decorations, including two awards of the Distinguished Service Cross and two awards of the Silver Star.

– submitted by James Opolony, researcher; and information from Web site above and public records

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