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Naval officer

Henry Clinton Flanagan, American naval officer. Awarded Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with 2 gold stars, letter of commendation. Mason.


Flanagan, Henry Clinton was born on September 9, 1892 in Hunter, Louisiana, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Katie Alice (Griffin) Flanagan.


Student Eastern Kentucky State Normal (now Teachers’ College), 1912-1913. Teacher’s certificate United States Naval Academy, 1931-1933. Bachelor of Science in Communications Engineering, University California, 1934.


Teacher rural school, Sherburne, Kentucky, 1913-1914. Assistant secretary to president Eastern Kentucky State Normal, 1914-1915. Enlisted in the United States Navy, 1915.

Commissioned temporary ensign, 1918. Permanent commission as Lieutenant (junior grade), 1921, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1946. Served in battleships, submarines, auxiliary vessels and aircraft carrier, 1919-1937.

At Navy Yard, Mare Island, California, 1926-1928. District communication officer, 12th Naval District, 1937-1940. Executive officer, transport, participating in troop landings in Iceland and Ireland, 1940-1942.

Commander boat flotilla which landed 1st marine regiment on Guadalcanal, 1942. Commanded attack cargo ship and various units of ships, Pacific, 1942-1943, attack transport, 1943, transport division, 1943-1944, transport squadron, 1944-1945. Retired, 1946.


Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.




Married Mary Dorothy Lorenzen, February 11, 1923.

Henry Clay Flanagan

Katie Alice (Griffin) Flanagan

Mary Dorothy Lorenzen