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Amsterdam High alumnus lives on long after battle death

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Private Michael Lynch, 20, a medical corpsman and former president of the high school drama club in Amsterdam, was bending down to tend to a wounded soldier in Vietnam when Lynch himself was killed by small arms fire March 15, 1969. According to a military website, 13 soldiers from the Amsterdam area died in the Vietnam War. Lynch had put his college career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve with the ...


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