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Edward Thomas Flash (Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army Retired) born October 5, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, died in Kerrville, TX at the Veterans Hospital, Home of the Brave on April 27, 2012 at the age of 92. He honorably served his country for 31 ½ years as a career airborne military officer and paratrooper while serving in WWII in the 503rd airborne division in the south pacific, Korea and three tours in Vietnam. In 1943 he received a battle field commission while on the island of Corregidor under the command of General Douglas MacArthur and General George Jones. He retired in 1972 at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Ed was a man of many interests and a gentleman rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Flash; six brothers, a sister and first wife, Gladys Flash. Ed is survived by two brothers, Richard Flash and Robert and Lorraine Flash of Cleveland, OH; sons, LTC (Ret.) Tom and LTC Sarah Flash, Lawson Flash of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Paula and Todd Prins, Mitzi and Justin Kezar of San Antonio, TX and Jaimie Flash of Lakeway, TX; grandchildren, Anthony, Tyler, Spencer, Sterling, Autumn, Brooke and Lily; great-grandchildren, Maya, Zora, and Samara. Viewing will be from 9:00 A.M. until service time.
MAY 3, 2012
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Published in Express-News on May 2, 2012