FLINT WHITLOCK

AUTHOR AND MILITARY HISTORIAN

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Flint Whitlock graduated from the University of Illinois in 1964
His love for military history began at an early age—fueled by his father, James, who served with the famed 10th Mountain Division in World War II.
Flint also had an uncle who was a military policeman with the 1st Infantry Division and another uncle who served with the Navy in the Pacific.
Flint was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Commission Training Program and entered active duty in December 1964.
Flint earned his jump wings at Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia and later he was promoted to captain.


As a captain in Vietnam, 1968.

In 1968, Flint was transferred to South Vietnam
He served for six months as a supply specialist at 1st Logistical Command Headquarters at Long Binh, northeast of Saigon.
He returned to the States in 1969 and spent a year with the 5th Infantry Division Supply and Maintenance Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado, before resigning his commission and returning to civilian life.
Flint continued to paint and write, becoming a locally prominent artist of the “photo-realist” genre. His attention to visual detail also translated to the written word, as he sought to convey the emotional and physical aspects of the soldier’s experience.
To heighten his understanding of, and appreciation for, what the World War II combat soldier went through, he became involved in World War II re-enactment groups, in which he has been active for over 20 years. As a tribute to his father, he founded the 10th Mountain Division Living History Display Group in 1983 (www.tenthmountain.org). He is also a member of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation Board of Directors and the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Advisory Committee.
Flint Whitlock lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Dr. Mary Ann Watson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. They have three grown children.


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