On 26 March 1944, near THETKEGYIN, Burma, the column with which Tpr
FLYNN was with came suddenly under intense enemy fire. Tpr FLYNN,
who was No. 1 of a medium machine gun, got his gun into action
regardless of his exposed position and remained in action with it
throughout the whole of the following day. He continued to man it,
refusing all relief despite the intense heat and entirely without
water, his gun commander and second in command were killed beside
him, his No.2 wounded, and the gun out strengthed by enemy fire. The
gun was in a key position, failure to keep it in action would have
resulted in consequences serious to the column.
coolness, as well as the casualties he inflicted upon the enemy, set
a magnificent example to his comrades.