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City Council candidate Ed Flynn campaigned on Broadway with his wife, Kristen (left), last month.
Edward Flynn

'Real public service is not about you. . . . It's about sacrifice.'

By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / November 2, 2005

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One spring day when he was 18, Ed Flynn left school, went to a South Boston recruiting station, and signed up for the Navy. A quiet boy who wasn't into sports the way his father had been, Flynn idolized the veterans he knew as a boy. They had made sacrifices for their country. He could think of nothing more honorable. (Full article: 987 words)

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