Raymond Henry Flynn

Is Commissioned Ensign in Navy
Ensign Ray Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Flynn, 1345 South Farwell Street, was commissioned Engineering Officer at graduation exercises at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at New York City on March 8, last.

Ensign Flynn, graduate of the University of Wisconsin Engineering School, took his midshipman course at Columbia University and was quartered aboard the USS Prairie State in the Hudson River.

After a short leave, spent in Eau Claire, he reported to duty at the General Ordnance School, Washington, DC, for further training, before assignment to active duty.

Gets Commissions as Navy Officers
Midshipman Raymond Henry Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Flynn of 1345 South Farwell, Eau Claire, and Midshipman David P. Gilbertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Gilbertson of Whitehall, were among 1135 men commissioned as Ensigns, United States Naval Reserve, in ceremonies held March 8 in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. The group was the twenty-second class to be graduated from the oldest and largest Naval Reserve Officer Training School and brings the total number of graduates from the training center to approximately 20,000.

Principal speaker at the ceremony was Rear Admiral D. C. Ramsey, United States Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The officer's oath was administered by Commodore John K. Richards, United States Navy, Commander, United States Naval Reserve Officer Training Center, New York, NY.